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Conflict Incident Report

3 soldiers wounded in suicide bomber attack in Nawar camp, Arsal

Date of incident: 
June 30, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

Five suicide bombings, an explosive device and a grenade attack were launched against the Lebanese Army in the northeastern border town of Arsal, leaving seven soldiers wounded, an Army statement said.

A suicide bomber blew himself up with an explosive belt as an Army patrol was inspecting the Nawar camp for Syrian refugees in Arsal, according to the statement. “He blew himself up ... in front of one of the raiding patrols, leaving [the bomber] dead and leaving three soldiers lightly wounded,” the Army said.

A statement from the Lebanese Army confirmed that a Syrian girl was killed after one of the attackers "blew himself up near a displaced family."

They did not mention if other refugees were wounded or killed.

Local TV channel LBCI reported that a child was killed and two other people were wounded as result of the attacks in the Nawar camp.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.