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Conflict Incident Report

Teen resisting Jbeil robbery shot in the leg

Date of incident: 
July 8, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 

An 18-year-old boy was shot in the leg overnight as he resisted armed robbers in Jbeil, north of Beirut, the National News Agency said Wednesday.
Four men in a white van approached a construction site near United Gas Station in the Jbeil town of Shamat shortly before midnight in an attempt to steal drilling equipment, the NNA said.He was taken to a local hospital.
The NNA said the robbers fled on foot toward the woods.
Police arrived promptly and have begun searching for the robbers.

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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.