Lebanese soldier killed in explosion, cause unknown

The Lebanese army says an explosion has killed a soldier in the country's north. The cause of the explosion at dawn Saturday in the northern town of Abdeh was not immediately known and the army said it was investigating. Private Future TV reported it was caused by an explosive charge placed at an army position. The death comes as Lebanon is recovering from sectarian clashes that ended in a political agreement between feuding factions and the election of the army commander as head of state.