By Wasim Saifulddin
BEIRUT (AA) – A Lebanese soldier was killed in a raid on a suspected militant hideout in northern Lebanon on Monday, according to the Lebanese military.
In a statement, the army said a military force came under gunfire during the raid on a house in the al-Tabbaneh district of Tripoli, leaving a soldier dead.
A number of soldiers were also injured in the attack, the army said.
According to the statement, the raid aimed to capture militant Hajar al-Abdullah, who was killed in the gunfight.
Al-Abdullah’s brother was detained and weapons and cash were seized during the raid.
In late 2014, a number of people were killed in a gunbattle between army forces and militants in al-Tabbaneh district.