Lebanese hold funeral to honor 10 soldiers killed on Wednesday

Hundreds of people gathered in a stadium in Tripoli on Thursday to honor 10 soldiers who were killed in a roadside bombing in this northern Lebanese city. The blast during Wednesday morning rush hour also left eight civilians dead and was Lebanon's worst bombing in more than three years. It cast a dark shadow on the country trying to put past crises behind it. At the ceremony Thursday in Tripoli, army honor guards played somber music as the 10 flag-draped coffins were carried into the stadium. Lebanon's interior minister, acting army chief and other government officials attended the event. Some in the stadium broke in applause as the coffins were paraded. The bodies are to be handed over to their families for burial later in the day.