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Conflict Incident Report

One soldier dead, two wounded in Bedawwi

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 23, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire at a Lebanese Army position near the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday, killing one soldier and wounding two others, a security source said. The source told The Daily Star that the soldiers were shot at close range as they stood guard at their position near the Akoumi gas station in Bedawwi at 4 a.m. The dead soldier was identified as Mohammad Khaled al-Hussein. An Army statement acknowledged the death of the soldier, but gave no information on any wounded. It said troops manning the position returned fire, and the military was pursuing the attackers.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
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.