BEIRUT:

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

Le­banon’s army said on Fri­day it had ar­rested Is­lamist mil­i­tants who were plan­ning at­tacks in the coun­try af­ter for­eign em­bassies warned their cit­i­zens to avoid public places.

Army in­tel­li­gence “car­ried out sev­eral raids ar­rest­ing 19 peo­ple linked to a cell” be­long­ing to Is­lamic State, the army said in a state­ment. Se­cu­rity forces were tak­ing ex­tra pre­cau­tions, it added. (RTRS)

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