Agence France-PresseMay 28, 2013 09:18
Three Lebanese soldiers were killed overnight by a group of gunmen near the Syrian border, the army said on Tuesday, in the deadliest such attack since the start of the Syrian uprising.
"Around 3:30am, an army position in the Wadi Hmayyed-Arsal was attacked by an armed group in a black Jeep," an army statement said.
"The soldiers at the checkpoint faced off against the attackers, clashes ensued and three soldiers were killed," it added.
"Searches are continuing in the area for the armed men who escaped into the neighbouring field," the statement said.