Lebanese PM fears new wave of terrorism: minister

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 6:57 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister said on Tuesday he feared a multiple suicide attack in the Christian village of Qaa marked the start of a new wave of terrorism in the country.

Eight suicide bombers targeted the village at the border with Syria on Monday in two waves of attacks that killed five people and wounded dozens.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam "expressed his fear that what happened in Qaa is the start of a new wave of terrorist operations in different areas of Lebanon," Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said in televised comments after a cabinet meeting.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Andrew Heavens)