A Lebanese woman, Ghadeer Mortada, 18, who was wounded along with three members of her family, holds her one-year-old boy, Mohammed, in a hospital, after a deadly car bomb exploded Saturday evening. / AP
BEIRUT (AP) - A shadowy Lebanese extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing in a Shiite town that killed at least three people.
The Nusra Front in Lebanon said on Twitter that the bombing in the northeast town of Hermel on Saturday aimed to punish the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, which fights alongside forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
It is the third bombing that the Nusra Front in Lebanon has claimed responsibility for.
A series of bombings have targeted Shiite Muslims in Lebanon as Hezbollah's participation in the Syrian war exacerbates sectarian tensions at home. Many extremist Lebanese Sunni Muslims view their Shiite compatriots as legitimate targets because they often support Hezbollah.
The bombing occurred Saturday evening. The group posted their claim of responsibility late Saturday.
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