At least 12 dead as two blasts rock Lebanon
Published time: 13 Feb, 2007 11:10 Edited time: 13 Feb, 2007 14:10
At least 12 people have been killed and around 20 injured in two explosions in the Lebanese town of Ein Alaq, which is just a few kilometres northeast of the capital, Beirut.
The blasts occurred just after 9 a.m. local time.The explosions reportedly targeted two buses as they travelled on a highway near the town.As the first went off, people rushed to the scene. However they were caught by a second blast on a bus travelling behind it.It's thought suicide bombers may have been responsible.The blasts come at a time of increased sectarian tensions in Lebanon, and one day before the second anniversary of the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.