Published June 10, 2013
BEIRUT – Lebanese security officials say a roadside bomb has lightly damaged a van that was heading to Syria.
The officials say the van struck the bomb on Monday on a road in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa valley but kept driving toward the border, then crossed into Syria.
The officials say there appeared to be no casualties in the bombing. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
Lebanon is bitterly divided over Syria's civil war, with gunmen from rival religious sects fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.
The Lebanese Shiite militant Hezbollah group has taken an increasingly prominent role, helping Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops recently capture the strategic Syrian town of Qusair.
Lately, scores of rockets have been fired from Syria into Hezbollah strongholds in northeastern Lebanon.