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Suicide bombers in Lebanon attack came from Syria, not camps: minister

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk talks after closing the polling stations during Beirut's municipal elections in the Interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, May 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Most of the suicide bombers involved in an attack in a Lebanese village had come from over the border in Syria, not from refugee camps in Lebanon, Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said on Tuesday.

Eight suicide bombers targeted the Christian village of Qaa on Monday in two waves of attacks that killed five people and wounded dozens. Machnouk was speaking in televised remarks from Qaa.

Writing by Tom Perry

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