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Conflict Incident Report

Gunmen shot and burned Sharaf al-Din building in Baalbek

Date of incident: 
June 2, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Civil Defense
Armed militants

Unidentified gunmen opened fire in the evening towards the building of Sharaf al-Din in Baalbek, on basis of the unfortunate incident, which occurred two days ago and led to the deaths of a young man from Al Wehbe family. They set fire at the entrance of the building while shooting at it. Civil defense managed to put out the fire with the support of the Lebanese army.

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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.