Car Bomb Kills 3

BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanon's military says three soldiers were killed when a suicide car bomber targeted a Lebanese army checkpoint near the Syrian border.

The attack near the eastern border town of Arsal came after forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad routed rebels from two Syrian villages lying just across the border.

An extremist Sunni group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. Sunni extremists have accused Lebanon's military of being partial to their rivals, the Shiite group Hezbollah, whose fighters are waging war in Syria alongside Assad's forces.