Bomb attack outside Arsal wounds two Lebanese soldiers – Al

//Bomb attack outside Arsal wounds two Lebanese soldiers – Al

Bomb attack outside Arsal wounds two Lebanese soldiers – Al

By | 2014-11-14T09:54:44+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Middle East|0 Comments

The border town of Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between militants and the Lebanese army in recent months, sparking high tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese host communities. (AFP/File)

Two Lebanese soldiers were wounded Friday when a bomb targeted their vehicle on the outskirts of the northeastern region of Arsal, a security source told The Daily Star.

The bomb exploded as the Army vehicle passed through Wadi al-Ruhyan on the outskirts of Arsal, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

The National News Agency said three soldiers were wounded, while the source confirmed that a lieutenant colonel was among the injured personnel.

Militants fighting in Syria have taken refuge on the outskirts of Arsal given its proximity to the Qalamoun region, where Syrian regime forces and rebels have battled for months.

The Lebanese Army engaged in heavy clashes with militants in August after gunmen affiliated with ISIS and Nusra Front attempted to overrun Arsal. The military has been the target of attacks in recent weeks.