Lebanon was rocked by a suicide car bombing late Sunday in Eastern Lebanon. According to initial reports, a car bombing occurred on the main road in the town of Nabi Othman, killing at least four people and wounding several others. A preliminary investigation revealed that a large quantity of explosives was used in the suicide attack.
The al-Qaida-linked terrorist group, Al-Nusra front, has claimed responsibility of the suicide attack and said it has warned the Iran-linked party in Lebanon there would be retribution for its actions.
This event marks the fourth suicide attack in the region, which is considered the heartland of Hezbollah. Deadly suicide bombings have occurred in this region ever since the armed movement revealed their support for the Syrian government in the three-year war against rebel factions.
By Leigh Haugh