Soldier shot dead in northern Lebanon

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

Soldier shot dead in northern Lebanon

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Lebanese soldier was killed and another injured in a drive-by shooting in northern Lebanon on Thursday.

The army said in a statement that gunmen on a motorcycle had opened fire on the two soldiers in Rihaniyeh in the northern province of Akkar , killing one and injured another.

The army said an investigation has been launched into the attack.

On Tuesday, a Lebanese soldier was killed while dismantling a bomb in the northern city of Tripoli.

Last month, two army soldiers were killed by gunfire in Tripoli. Two more troops were killed in a bomb explosion in the eastern town of Arsal.

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: 27 Ekim 2014, 12:21
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