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Conflict Incident Report

Officer dead, two soldiers wounded in a bomb shell explosion at an Army tank in Minnieh

Date of incident: 
October 28, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

Gunmen attacked Saturday afternoon an Army patrol tank using a rocket-propelled grenade in the region of Minnieh in the North, nearby "Haroun Mosque," causing the death of an officer and the injury of 2 soldiers," a Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate communiqué indicated. Army units are currently tracking down the perpetrators, in order to arrest and prosecute them, the communiqué added.

Primary category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.