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Conflict Incident Report

Elderly woman wounded in the head by stray bullet in east Lebanon

Date of incident: 
October 23, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 23 Oct 16, an elderly woman was wounded outside her house in east Lebanon after being hit by a stray bullet. The 70-year-old woman was wounded in the head outside her Douris residency, just south of Baalbek. She was then taken to the city’s Dar al-Amal University Hospital.

Primary category: 
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.