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Conflict Incident Report

3 gunmen kidnap citizen in Kob Elias

Date of incident: 
January 18, 2017 to January 21, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

Lebanese national, Saad Gemayel Richa (74 years old), has been kidnapped by three gunmen as he was closing his store near Kob Elias intersection, NNA field reporter said, adding the kidnappers were riding a black 4WD vehicle.

After three days he was released and returned to his Qob Elias home.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.