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Lebanon searching for border insurgents after major arms cache found

Jan. 13, 2014 at 9:36 AM

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Lebanese military said it was looking for people involved in a shooting incident that led to the recovery of a major arms cache near the northern border.

"The army raided the houses of several people who were involved in the shooting incident and found in one of the residences a number of hand grenades, ammunition, several telecommunications devices, Syrian and Lebanese license plates and military gear," said a military statement published Sunday by the Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon.

The report provided no details on the shooting or whether there were deaths or injuries.

Lebanon's national security has come under threat from war in neighboring Syria.

The threat level escalated last year when Hezbollah admitted to fighting alongside pro-government forces in Syria, sparking retaliatory attacks in Lebanon against the Shiite movement.

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