This TV grab shows the site of the explosion in the village of Nabi Othman, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (The Daily Star/TV grab)
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A suicide bomber killed at least three people, including two Hezbollah members, and wounded 11 others in the east Lebanon village of Nabi Othman Sunday night, security sources said, in what was interpreted as a direct response to the group's joint military campaign in the Syrian city of Yabroud.The suicide attack came as the Syrian army launched several airstrikes around the border town of Arsal, hours after gaining control of Yabroud, as fears mounted that the flocking of Syrian fighters to the town would expose it to more security incidents. The Syrian army conducted at least 20 air raids targeting the outskirts of the border town in the past two days, frequently targeting illegal crossings leading from the Syrian border village of Flita to Arsal, as the Lebanese Army moved to halt infiltration by rebels fleeing Yabroud.Speaking to The Daily Star, a Lebanese Army source said it had no verified information that Syrian opposition fighters had crossed into Lebanon via Arsal, however the source confirmed that wounded Syrians had been permitted to enter the town.Kassem al-Zein, who runs a field hospital in the town, said three children, four women and two fighters were killed over the weekend due to the Syrian army raids.
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