Three killed in Lebanon as militant blows himself up during raid

A suspected Islamist militant and two members of his family were killed in northern Lebanon on Saturday, after the man blew himself up during an army raid on his home, security and medical sources said.

It was the latest in a series of arrest raids across the country since two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group (ISIS) killed 44 people in a crowded commercial and residential area of Beirut last month.

The raid took place in the town of Deir Ammar, northeast of the city of Tripoli. The explosion killed the wife and mother of the suspect, who was named as Mohammed Hamzeh, a security source said.