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Conflict Incident Report

Accidental gunfire killed a 7-year-old in Nabatieh

Date of incident: 
September 15, 2017
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Internal Security Forces (ISF)
On September 15th, a seven-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 12-year-old friend  in south Lebanon.
Seven-year-old Yehya Ali Maatouk died after his friend Mehdi Maatouk told Yehya to "come learn how to shoot," before pulling the trigger of his gun and hitting Yehya in the chest. Yehya succumbed to his wounds immediately.
The incident took place in south Lebanon's Nabatieh.
Mehdi Maatouk was detained by the Internal Security Forces.
This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.