Report: Concerns Raised that Army Will Be Terrorists' New Targetإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The latest bombing in Lebanon has raised fears that the army may be a new target of terrorist groups in Lebanon, reported the daily An Nahar on Sunday.
Political sources told the daily that the army may be targeted in an act of revenge for its past clashes with terrorist organizations.
They called for exercising vigilance to confront this possibility.
The army had in 2007 waged a battle with the al-Qaida-inspired Fatah al-Islam group that had taken up the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared as its base.
The months-long battle saw the defeat of the extremist group and the imprisonment of a number of its members.
On Saturday, three people were killed, including two soldiers, and 16 wounded, including five soldiers, in a car bombing against an army checkpoint in the Bekaa region of al-Hermel.
Hermel, a Hizbullah stronghold, has seen multiple attacks in recent months related to the war raging in neighboring Syria.
Until Saturday, the attacks had all killed civilians.