Explosion in northeast Lebanon kills two: sources

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Posted: Nov 05, 2015 6:33 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A roadside car bomb killed at least two people and wounded three on Thursday when it exploded in northeast Lebanon in an area close to the Syrian border, security sources and local media said.

The bomb detonated in a commercial area of the Sabil neighborhood of Arsal. It was not immediately clear what the target was.

Militants linked to the conflict across the border in Syria have carried out attacks in and around Arsal in the past.

Emergency services were working to rescue people from the rubble, the National News Agency said.

Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have a presence in western Syria, including near the border with Lebanon, and there are have been several incursions by militants reported in the region.

(Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Hugh Lawson and John Stonestreet)