A clash on Friday (February 1st) on the Lebanese-Syrian border between unidentified gunmen and the Lebanese army resulted in the deaths of six people, including five Lebanese soldiers, AFP reported.
Several other soldiers were wounded in the fighting. A wanted gunman also was among the dead.
The clash occurred at Arsal, near the frontier. A military spokesman contacted by AFP said only that there had been "incidents".
Lebanon's northern and eastern frontiers have seen spates of violence since the March, 2011 outbreak of an uprising in Syria against President Bashar Assad.