Three Charged with Involvement in Suicide Attacks

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr on Thursday charged three suspects, including a detainee, with involvement in the unprecedented multiple suicide bombings that rocked the Christian border town of al-Qaa in late June, state-run National News Agency reported.

The three were charged with “staging acts of terror, carrying out two waves of suicide bombings in the town of al-Qaa, murdering and attempting to murder a number of civilians and other individuals, and sabotaging public and private property,” NNA said.

The case has been referred to First Military Examining Magistrate Riad Abu Ghida, the agency added.

Al-Qaa is a predominantly Christian town nestled in a hilly border area that has been shaken by violence since Syria’s conflict erupted in 2011.

Four suicide bombers hit the town before dawn on June 27 and another four suicide bombers carried out an evening attack, killing five people and wounding 28 others.

The site of the dawn blasts lies on a main road linking the Syrian town of al-Qusayr to Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley.

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