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Three rockets hit Bekaa Valley town

Hezbollah supporters wave Hezbollah and Lebanese flags during a rally in Nabi Sheet village, Wednesday May 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

BEIRUT: Three rockets from Syria hit a deserted area in the Bekaa Valley town of Nabi Sheet Thursday, the second such attack on the area in a week.

The rocket attack did not cause any material damage and no casualties were reported, a security source told The Daily Star.

Nusra Front in Lebanon, an offshoot of the radical group fighting in Syria, claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, saying it was in response "to Hezbollah's massacres against Sunnis in Syria."

On its twitter feed, the offshoot also vowed more attacks.

Most of the rockets targeting predominantly-Shiite villages in the Bekaa Valley have been claimed by radical Islamist groups, citing Hezbollah's role in Syria.

Nusra Front in Lebanon also claimed Tuesday's rocket attack on Nabi Sheet.

 

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