One soldier was killed and another injured Sunday during an overnight raid on wanted suspects - one of whom was killed - in north Lebanon, an Army source said Monday.
The slain soldier was named as Khaled Mahmoud Khalil, a 25-year-old Private First Class from Akkar.
Shortly after the raid took place a shootout broke out, leading to a clash between the Army and the suspects. "One of the suspects was shot and killed while the other was arrested," the source told The Daily Star.
A statement from the Lebanese Army reported that the raid was conducted at around 11 p.m. Sunday evening. "During the raid in Al-Tabbaneh, Tripoli, on multiple wanted suspects, gunfire and hand grenades were fired toward the Army leading to the death of one soldier and the injury of another."
Another statement issued Monday by the Army named "the terrorist Hajr al-Abdullah" as the suspect killed, while his brother, Bilal, was arrested.
Khalil's body was transferred Monday morning from Tripoli Governmental Hospital to Akkar's Meshmesh. Condolences will be accepted after the funeral service from Feb. 6 to 7, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., in the Beit Khalil Mosque hall.
Khalil enlisted in the Army on March 28, 2014.
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