They said the car was found in a rural area between the Bekaa
Valley villages of Ras Baalbek and Fakeha, about 5 km (3 miles)
north of a village where a suicide car bombing killed three people
Sunday's bombing, which killed two members of the Lebanese Shi'ite
Muslim militant group Hezbollah, appeared to be retaliation for
Hezbollah's support for Syrian troops who had recaptured the border
town of Yabroud from rebel fighters.
Hezbollah's Al-Manar television broadcast footage on Monday of what
it said was the suspect vehicle, a grey-colored car parked in an
olive grove, before it was blown up.
Hezbollah has been the target of repeated car bombings and rocket
fire inside Lebanon during the past year over its involvement in
Syria's civil war.
It is backing President Bashar al-Assad, whose minority Alawite sect
is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam, against a Sunni Muslim-led
insurgency which is supported by Lebanon's Sunnis.
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Many in Lebanon blame Hezbollah for dragging the country into the
Syrian conflict, and radical Sunni groups have pledged to keep
attacking it in Lebanon — even in solely civilian areas — until it
withdraws from Syria.
(Editing by Louise Ireland)
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