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At least nine killed in Lebanon bus blasts

It was not immediately clear what had caused the blasts, which occurred a day before the anniversary of the assassination of former Premier Rafik Hariri.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2007 13:30 IST
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Nine people were killed in two bombings that hit buses near the Lebanese Christian mountain town of Bikfaya on Tuesday, a security source said.

An army spokesman said one blast had hit a bus carrying passengers near the town, causing casualties.

He said it appeared from early information that the second blast had hit another bus in the same area.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the explosions, which occurred a day before the second anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

Bikfaya is the home town of former President Amin Gemayel, whose son Pierre was assassinated in November.

First Published: Feb 13, 2007 13:30 IST