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Conflict Incident Report

'Heavy Arms' Fired at Baalbek over Sunday Deadly Shooting

Date of incident: 
October 6, 2015
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

Unknown gunmen fired heavy- and medium-caliber weapons Tuesday from the Ras al-Ain area towards Baalbek in connection with Sunday's deadly shooting in the northeastern city, state-run National News Agency reported.
The shelling was targeted at “the house of the father of Nader Yaghi,” where the latter's funeral was being held after he was killed in Sunday's incident.
“Lebanese army troops intervened immediately and started pursuing the shooters,” NNA said.

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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.