Al-Qaeda-linked rebels claim responsibility for Lebanon blast

The al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front fighting against the Syrian regime announced that its representatives in Lebanon are responsible for the deadly attacks that occurred Thursday morning in the town of Hermel, near the border between Syria and Lebanon. The report was given by the A-Nahar newspaper that cited the organization's message on Twitter.


The organization stated that the attack was in response to Hezbollah's assistance to Assad's regime in the Syrian war. Three people were killed and 26 were injured in a car bombing near a government building on Thursday. (Roi Kais)