5 Lebanon soldiers killed on Syria border: security

At least five Lebanese soldiers were among six people killed in a clash on Friday between unidentified Islamist gunmen and the army on the border with Syria, a security official told AFP.

Several other soldiers were wounded in the fighting, the official said on condition of anonymity. A wanted Islamist gunman was also killed.

Lebanon's northern and eastern frontiers have seen spates of violence since the March 2011 outbreak of an uprising in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad, including cross-border shelling and gunfights.