Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive
The landmine may have been planted by Islamic State group militants active in the border badlands.
The incident took place as the US-backed Lebanese Armed Forces pressed their offensive in a mountainous region bordering Syria, capturing new hills from the Islamic State group.
The official spoke to AP on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
Simultaneously, the Syrian regime army and its ally, the Lebanese Hizballah group, are pushing to clear IS militants from the Syrian side of the border, in the western Qalamoun mountain range.