Syrian Mines along Lebanese Border Injure Oneإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A Lebanese man had a leg blown off Friday after stepping on a mine planted hours earlier by Syrian troops along Lebanon's northern border, local and hospital officials said.
"Imad Khaled Oweyshi was crossing the border from Syria back into Lebanon when he stepped on the mine," a local official who requested anonymity told AFP.
It was unclear what Oweyshi was doing in the area, which is widely used by smugglers and where the border is not clearly delineated.
Earlier Friday the official said that soldiers were seen planting mines on the Syrian side of the border village of Wadi Wawiyat, where the mine went off.
The village, which straddles the border, is about 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of another region were Syrian troops planted mines last month.
Lebanon's eastern border with Syria has also been mined to prevent weapons smuggling and dissidents from fleeing a fierce crackdown by the regime in Damascus against an eight-month revolt.