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Conflict Incident Report

Two (2) Kuwaiti nationals found dead inside a restaurant in Kahaleh

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March 10, 2016
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BEIRUT: The bodies of two Kuwaiti nationals with gunshot wounds to their heads were found at a restaurant they own in a Mount Lebanon town Thursday. A security source told The Daily Star that the bodies were found in a bedroom underneath the restaurant in Dahr al-Wahesh, an area part of the town of Kahaleh in the Aley district. The two men, both in their fifties, were identified by the state's National News Agency as Hussein Nassar and Nabil Yaaqoub al-Gharib. The security source added that they were supposed to travel to Kuwait on the same day. Police arrived swiftly to the scene and launched an investigation into the matter. While the circumstance of the case remain unclear, Kahaleh Mayor George Bejjani says the crime was most likely due to a personal dispute and not a terrorist attack. Two Syrians have confessed to killing the two Kuwaitis in Kahale area with sharp objects for burglary.

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Individual acts of violence
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