Beirut — Lebanese security officials and the state news agency say troops are clashing with militants who attacked army positions on the outskirts of a village on the Syrian border.
The National News Agency says the militants attacked Lebanese army positions on Friday from the Syrian side on the outskirts of the northeastern village of Ras Baalbek.
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Security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said Friday's clashes left several people wounded on both sides.
The officials said troops were shelling jihadi positions with artillery.
Members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State group have launched several such attacks in recent months.
In August, Nusra Front and IS fighters conducted a joint raid in the border town of Arsal and captured some two dozen soldiers.