An explosion kills a local official in Lebanon's northern Bekaa Valley region, the National News Agency says. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. An explosion killed a local official in Lebanon's northern Bekaa Valley region on Wednesday (December 28), the National News Agency (NNA) said. The attack took place in the morning in the town of al-Ain, some 20 km (13 miles) west of the Lebanese-Syrian border, and killed the town's deputy mayor, NNA reported. A security source described it as an assassination and said a bomb exploded inside the local official's van, killing him and severely injuring his brother.