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Blasts destroy house in eastern Lebanon

BEIRUT -- A senior Lebanese security official says at least three explosions have ripped through a house in a Hezbollah stronghold in eastern Lebanon.

The official says the cause of Wednesday's blasts near the city of Baalbek was not immediately clear, and that there were no reports of any casualties.

The official says the explosions may have been caused by weapons stored inside and that the force of the blasts destroyed the house. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations.

Baalbek is located in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon. It's a stronghold of the militant Shiite Hezbollah group but there are scores of criminal figures known to operate in the area.