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Conflict Incident Report

6 year old boy abducted from Amsheet

Date of incident: 
July 4, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 04 July 15, A young child was kidnapped while playing in front of his parents' home in Amsheet and the kidnappers contacted his parents asking for a ransom. The abductors are demanding a ransom of 250 thousand US Dollars from his family.

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.