Saturday, April 7, 2012

One killed, 15 wounded in bus shooting on Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT, April 7 (Xinhua) -- One Lebanese civilian was killed and 15 others were wounded Saturday when a bus carrying pilgrims on its way to Iraq was attacked by gunmen on the border between Lebanon and Syria.

According to a Lebanese security source, the shooting took place on the Syrian side of Masharih al-Qaa in the Bekaa, after the bus passed through the Jouesiyeh checkpoint, Lebanon's official border crossing in the east, and made its way into Syria.

Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported that "dozens of the passengers were injured and transferred to hospitals in the region," adding that the gunmen fired on the bus from the Syrian side of the border.

The NNA report did not elaborate any further.
Meanwhile, LBC television reported that seven people--six of them Syrian and one Lebanese--were killed in the attack, adding that at least 21 people were wounded.
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