Two waves of suicide bombings have struck a mainly Christian village near Lebanon’s border with Syria, killing and wounding several people before dawn and in the evening.

 

Patrol near attack site

 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks on Monday that bore the hallmarks of jihadist organisations like the Islamic State group and al-Qaida.

 

The Lebanese Red Cross, which gave the morning toll, said three suicide bombers also died.

 

In the evening attacks at least 13 people were wounded, the state-run National News Agency said, citing hospital officials.

 

A military source told there were four suicide bombings in the latest wave of violence.

 

At least one of them struck near a church, while two bombers detonated their explosives near an armoured personnel carrier and a military intelligence unit.

 

A security source said two of the attacks were near the municipality building in the centre of the village.