Security reinforcements sent to Lebanese Christian town of Al-Qaa
:: Security reinforcements were sent to the Lebanese Christian town of Al-Qaa after reports that gunmen may have entered.
A number of suicide bombers attacked the Lebanese Christian village last year killing a number of people and wounding dozens more.
ISIS was responsible for the bombings in the village of Qaa on Lebanon’s border with Syria.
Lebanon has been repeatedly jolted by militant attacks linked to the war in neighboring Syria, where the powerful Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah is fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
It was not clear why the town had been targeted, as Lebanon’s Christians have not played a role in Syria’s civil war.
Towns in eastern Lebanon have absorbed large numbers of Syrian refugees, sometimes doubling or tripling their population. After last year’ attacks, a number of towns near Al-Qaa announced curfews for Syrian refugees out of fear that militants could hide among them.