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Syria rockets wound two soldiers in Lebanon's Hermel
A Lebanese army checkpoint is seen in the Hermel region, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
A Lebanese army checkpoint is seen in the Hermel region, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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HERMEL, Lebanon: Six rockets from Syria hit the northeastern Lebanese city of Hermel Tuesday wounding two soldiers and a civilian, security sources told The Daily Star.

Two groups claimed responsibility for the attack, citing Hezbollah’s military involvement in Syria.

The Lebanese Army confirmed the attack in a statement, saying one of the rockets hit a military barracks in the Dora neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. wounding two soldiers and resulting in material damage.

The wounded soldiers were identified as Rabee Francis and Hussein al-Musawi who were both transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, the sources said.

Sweydan Nasreddine, a Hermel resident , was wounded when one rocket fell some 200 meters from the Army barracks, they said.

Areas struck by rockets included the Bditat and Morh areas, according to the sources. One rocket also hit close to Hermel’s Serail, falling some 200 meters from the government building, they added.

Rockets fired from Syrian territories have frequently targeted the east of the country this year.

Two groups claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, citing Hezbollah’s military intervention in neighboring Syria.

“The Nusra Front in Lebanon and the Marwan Hadid Brigades announce the targeting of strongholds of Iran’s party [Hezbollah] with 10 Grad-type rockets in the Hermel region,” they said in statement posted in a Twitter link.

The groups attributed “Hezbollah’s military intervention in Syria, the continued killing and detention of Sunni youths in Lebanon,” for the rocket attack.

The Marwan Hadid Brigades has claimed this year responsibility for previous rocket attacks on Hermel.

Tuesday’s attack came only hours after a car bomb in the east of the country targeted a Hezbollah post in the northeast of the country.

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