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Suicide bombers kill 5 in eastern Lebanon, near Syria border

  • Lebanese policemen stand guard around a damaged ambulance that attacked by one of the suicide bombers, in Qaa, a predominantly Lebanese Christian village only few hundred meters (yards) away from the Syrian border, eastern Lebanon, Monday, June 27, 2016. A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing and wounded several people, Lebanon's state-run news agency said. (AP Photo)

    Lebanese policemen stand guard around a damaged ambulance that attacked by one of the suicide bombers, in Qaa, a predominantly Lebanese Christian village only few hundred meters (yards) away from the Syrian border, eastern Lebanon, Monday, June 27, 2016. A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing and wounded several people, Lebanon's state-run news agency said. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Map locates Qaa, Lebanon; 1c x 3 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 88 mm;

    Map locates Qaa, Lebanon; 1c x 3 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 88 mm;  (The Associated Press)

  • Lebanese army patrol in front a church in Qaa, a predominantly Lebanese Christian village only few hundred meters (yards) away from the Syrian border, eastern Lebanon, Monday, June 27, 2016. A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing and wounded several people, Lebanon's state-run news agency said. (AP Photo)

    Lebanese army patrol in front a church in Qaa, a predominantly Lebanese Christian village only few hundred meters (yards) away from the Syrian border, eastern Lebanon, Monday, June 27, 2016. A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in the Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing and wounded several people, Lebanon's state-run news agency said. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Lebanon's state-run news agency says a series of blasts caused by suicide bombers detonating their explosives in eastern Lebanon have killed five people and wounded at least 15 others.

The National News Agency says the blasts went off early Monday in the village of Qaa near the border with Syria. It says four suicide bombers were involved in the rare attack.

Lebanon's Al-Manar news agency, which is owned by the militant group Hezbollah, said six people were killed and blamed the attack on the Islamic State group.

Hezbollah has been fighting in Syria alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Previous attacks in Lebanon have been claimed by the IS group.