"Security forces were already chasing the car and firing at it before it exploded."
Beirut, June 24 - At least one person was killed and six injured Tuesday in a suicide car bombing that targeted a Lebanese army checkpoint in Beirut, media reported.

According to reports, the suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden Mercedes car into the checkpoint on Hadi Nasrallah Avenue in Beirut's southern suburbs, Xinhua reported.

Security forces were already chasing the car and firing at it before it exploded.

The Lebanese Red Cross officials said that the suicide bomber was presumably a female.


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