Lebanese soldiers on Thursday discovered three vehicles rigged with explosives during a raid on a hideout in eastern Lebanon, security officials said. The two cars and a van were found near the town of Bar Elias in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, the AP reported.
Meanwhile, Lebanese army tanks and helicopters on Thursday pounded Fatah al-Islam activists holed up inside the northern Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared after a night of fierce clashes. Local media said heavy fighting took place between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday as the Lebanese army pounded Fatah al-Islam hiding places inside the camp in retaliation for mortar and rocket-propelled grenade attacks on military positions.
Security sources said three soldiers were injured by a RPG in the overnight fighting.