Attack on Hezbollah checkpoint leaves 3 dead in Lebanese town

September 28, 2013 14:18

BEIRUT - Three people were killed in clashes in the Lebanese town of Baalbek on Saturday after gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint manned by militant group Hezbollah, security sources said.

One Hezbollah member was killed and two others were wounded when gunmen opened fire from a car at the checkpoint, the sources said. Hezbollah gunmen returned fire, killing two men and wounding three, they said.Baalbek lies in the eastern Bekaa Valley close to the border with Syria, across which Lebanese Shi'ite Hezbollah guerrillas and Sunni Muslim fighters have traveled to join opposing forces in the Syrian civil war.

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