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Conflict Incident Report

Two deaths, multiple injuries on NYE from stray bullets, car accidents

Date of incident: 
December 31, 2018
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Lebanese Civilians

wo deaths and multiple injuries were reported Tuesday across Lebanon due to celebratory gunfire and car accidents on New Year’s Eve.

The Internal Security Forces reported five injuries from celebratory gunfire in Akkar, Bekaa, Tyre and Ouzai. The agency identified multiple shooters, one of whom was arrested. Investigations are ongoing to arrest the remaining shooters.

A 10-year-old girl who was shot in the neck by a stray bullet in Tyre was taken to a hospital and was in a stable condition

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.