Soldier killed in northern Lebanon attack

The army said in a statement that gunmen opened fire on a bus transporting troops on the Bireh road in the northern Akkar district.

Soldier killed in northern Lebanon attack

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Lebanese soldier was killed early Friday in a shooting attack on a military bus in northern Lebanon.

The army said in a statement that gunmen opened fire on a bus transporting troops on the Bireh road in the northern Akkar district.

Army troops sealed off the area and launched a manhunt for the attackers, the statement said.

Meanwhile, two military patrols came under fire from unidentified gunmen in al-Bissar district in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, the army said.

A hand grenade was also hurled at a military post in the area, it added.

No casualties were reported in the attacks.

Lebanon has been hard hit by the ongoing conflict in neighboring Syria, currently hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled the violence back home.

The small coastal country has also recently seen a surge in militant attacks in response to the role of Lebanon's Hezbollah in the Syria conflict, where the Shiite militant group continues to fight alongside Syrian regime troops.

Last Mod: 17 Ekim 2014, 11:31
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