Syrian wounded in border landmine blast

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A Syrian man trying to cross into Lebanon was wounded Tuesday in a land mine blast at the northern border, security sources told The Daily Star.

Abdullah K. A. was trying to enter Lebanon through an illegal border crossing on the outskirts of the Akkar villages Dababiyeh and Al-Noura when the land mine exploded, the sources said.

He was transferred to Halba Hospital, where he remains in critical condition, they added.

The incident comes a day after a shell fell in the outskirts of Al-Noura, but no casualties were reported.

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