One Soldier Dead as Gunmen Attack Army in Northeast Lebanon
Gunmen opened fire on several army positions and a patrol in northeast Lebanon’s Baalbek region overnight, killing one soldier, the military command said on Monday.
"A number of armed (men) fired at a patrol belonging to the army and military centers...which led to the martyrdom of one of the soldiers," it said in a communique.
The attack took place on the same day a wanted individual, identified as Abbas al-Masri, opened fire in the air at the Doures military checkpoint, said the army command.
The guards at the checkpoint fired back, injuring al-Masri and another man who was in the same vehicle with him, it stated.
They were taken to a hospital in Baalbek, the communique added.