US Embassy group attacked in southern Lebanon

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Posted: Apr 02, 2011 10:59 AM
US Embassy group attacked in southern Lebanon

Lebanese security officials say a group of young men has attacked a U.S. Embassy convoy with stones during a visit to a southern city. No one was hurt.

The officials say the U.S. Embassy group was visiting the old part of the port city of Sidon. The officials say three men were detained on suspicion of involvement in Saturday's attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists.

The U.S. Embassy confirms an incident occurred when a group from the embassy was on a tourist visit to Sidon, adding that no one was hurt and all members returned safely.

Anti-American sentiment is high in some areas of Lebanon, where people criticize the U.S. for its support of Israel.