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Conflict Incident Report

Gunmen snatch citizen in Arsal

Date of incident: 
October 8, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants

Four gunmen abducted today citizen Toufic Wehbi as he was fixing a water duct in the Bekaa town of Arsal, and fled towards the village's outskirts.
Our field reporter added that the kidnapping might be due to a financial cause.

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.