Three of the Lebanese soldiers were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected “terrorist” at the northern Lebanon.

According to a statement by the Lebanese Army on Sunday, the military intelligence patrol was hit by gunfire, AFP reports.

The army said, “While raiding the house of a wanted terrorist in the Mount Beddawi-Minyeh area, a military intelligence patrol was hit by gunfire and hand grenades,”

“Three soldiers were killed and another was seriously wounded,” it added, saying that the army was chasing the perpetrators.

So far, it has not been disclosed if it had arrested the suspect or given any details on his identity.

Reports from local media reports reveals that the army had been chasing a militant cell known as the Khalid al-Tallawi group, believed to be behind the August 21 murder of two police officers and the son of the mayor of Kaftoun village in north Lebanon.

The Police have played their role by arresting a suspect the day after the murders took place, in the Beddawi camp for Palestinian refugees near the northern port city of Tripoli.