Timeline of suicide attacks against security checkpoints in Lebanon

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Army soldiers stand near the site of a suicide blast in the town of Dahr al-Baidar in eastern Lebanon on June 20, 2014. (Photo: Al-Akhbar)

Published Friday, June 20, 2014

Following a spate of car bombings against civilian areas of Beirut and the eastern Bekaa Valley seen as sympathetic to Hezbollah over the past year, jihadist groups in mid December began expanding their targets to include military outposts.

Friday's suicide attack is the sixth of its kind to target a security checkpoint in the country since December 15, and the first in nearly three months, shattering hopes that the phase of deadly bombings in Lebanon had passed.

The following is a timeline of the suicide attacks on security checkpoints in country beginning with the most recent:

June 20, 2014

A suicide bomber killed at least one person and injured 32 others after detonating his vehicle near a police checkpoint in the eastern town of Dahr al-Baidar.

March 29, 2014

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border town of Ersal, killing three soldiers and injuring four others.

March 16, 2014

Two people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at a Hezbollah checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa town of al-Nabi Othman in an attack claimed by the jihadist al-Nusra Front in Lebanon.

February 22, 2014

Two army soldiers and a civilian were killed, and 16 people injured, when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle at a checkpoint in the eastern town of Hermel. Al-Nusra Front in Lebanon said it was behind the blast.

December 17, 2013

A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a Hezbollah checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley town of Sbouba, near Labwe, injuring several people, but killing only himself.

December 15, 2013

A suicide bomber killed one soldier and injured one other after detonating a hand grenade at an army checkpoint in the southern town of Majdelyoun, near Sidon.

(Al-Akhbar)

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