BEIRUT: A Syrian was wounded over the weekend after he opened fire on an Army checkpoint in the northeastern town of Arsal, the military said in a statement.
“Two gunmen, one Syrian and another Lebanese, riding a motorcycle tried to attack an Army checkpoint in Wadi Hmayyed-Arsal and [the Syrian] opened fire on soldiers,” the military said late Saturday.
The assailant, according to the statement, tried to escape but the Army opened fire, lightly wounding the Syrian while his accomplice managed to escape.
The wounded Syrian was transferred to a local hospital and an investigation into the incident is under way.
The border town of Arsal has witnessed several similar attacks against the Army in previous months.
The incidents are linked to the violence in the neighboring Syria.
Border areas in both the north and east have also been struck by frequent cross-border shelling.
Lebanon is sharply divided over the Syria crisis.