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Suicide bombing in Lebanon; 3 killed

By Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN
February 22, 2014 -- Updated 1934 GMT (0334 HKT)

(CNN) -- A suicide car bomb in Lebanon killed at least three people and wounded 15 others on Saturday, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported.

The bomb exploded at a military checkpoint at Al-Assi Bridge in Hermel, the agency reported.

Two of those killed were soldiers and the other was a civilian. At least five of those wounded were soldiers.

The location is in northeastern Lebanon near the Syrian border.

Prime Minister Tamam Salam called the act a "terrorist attack against a cornerstone of the nation."