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Lebanon army says two soldiers killed by ‘terrorists’

Military says one attacker dead, others fled

Lebanese army soldiers clash with anti-government protesters in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood in the northern port city of Tripoli, on June 13, 2020, on the third consecutive day of angry demonstrations across the country due to a deepening economic crisis (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Illustrative: Lebanese army soldiers clash with anti-government protesters in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood in the northern port city of Tripoli, on June 13, 2020 (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Two Lebanese soldiers were killed by “terrorists” overnight in the north of the country, the Lebanese army said on Sunday.

“Terrorists in a car opened fire on the guards of an army post in the locality of Arman-Minyeh… Two soldiers were killed, in addition to one terrorist,” the army said in a statement.

“The other terrorists fled,” the statement said, adding the army had launched an operation to track them down.

The incident comes amid an ongoing operation to locate a cell involved in the recent killing of four soldiers and three other people.

The Lebanese army said on Friday that it had detained a suspect in the killing of the four soldiers in the Hilane-Zgharta area east of the northern port city of Tripoli.

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