3 Lebanese troops injured in Arsal bomb blast

A bomb exploded in the Lebanese mountains close to the Syrian border, wounding three Lebanese soldiers, security sources said

3 Lebanese troops injured in Arsal bomb blast

World Bulletin/News Desk

Three Lebanese troops were injured Friday in a bomb blast in the eastern town of Arsal, a security source has said.

"An explosive device went off as a military patrol was passing in the outskirts of Arsal," the source told Anadolu Agency.

Three troops – two soldiers and an officer – were lightly injured in the blast, the source said.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.

The Lebanese army has recently reinforced its forces in Arsal following deadly clashes with militants in August, in which several soldiers were killed and injured. Several soldiers have also been captured by the militants.

Over the past several weeks, the ISIL militant group has announced the execution of two of the ten Lebanese troops it is holding. The Nusra Front, meanwhile, has announced the execution of one of the 18 Lebanese troops it is holding.

The two militant groups demand the withdrawal from Syria of fighters from Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group who for the past two years have been openly fighting alongside Syrian regime forces.

 

Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2014, 11:11
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