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Conflict Incident Report

Kuwaiti citizen found murdered

Date of incident: 
March 13, 2016
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Kuwait’s ambassador to Lebanon says a third Kuwaiti citizen has been killed in the Mediterranean country in the past three days.

The official Kuwait News Agency reported late Saturday that Ambassador Abdulaal al-Qenai said Lebanese authorities informed him of the murder in the town of Burj Hammoud, northeast of the capital, Beirut.

Two other Kuwaitis were found killed Thursday inside a room of a restaurant they owned near Beirut.

The killings come two weeks after Kuwait and other Gulf Arab states urged their citizens to avoid traveling to Lebanon and said those already there should leave.

Kuwait is also part of a Saudi-led bloc of six Gulf Arab nations that recently branded Lebanon’s Hezbollah a terrorist organization, heightening tensions between the group and the Gulf states.

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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.