The sources said Hezbollah fighters in a van were attempting to intercept the vehicle when it exploded in Sbouba, where the group maintains a military camp. There was an exchange of gunfire, they said.
The explosives-laden vehicle was likely detonated remotely as their pursuers approached, the sources said. They earlier said the vehicle may have been occupied by a suicide bomber.
TV footage showed at least four vehicles, some in flames, and debris strewn across the road.
In a brief statement, the Lebanese Army said that a Grand Cherokee blew up on the road to Sbouba, northwest of Baalbek, at 2:50 a.m., damaging a number of vehicles. The military has launched a probe.
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