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Wanted person for Hermel blast killed
BEIRUT - The man suspected of preparing explosives for the bombing of Hermel’s Al-Aytam gas station in early 2014 was killed on Friday during a shootout with the Lebanese Armed Forces on the outskirts of Arsal.
Khaled Ahmad Amoun died during a firefight with LAF soldiers at the Wadi Hmeid checkpoint, the National News Agency reported on Friday.
A second man identified as Mohammad Riad Ezzedin was detained and taken to an army barracks in the northern Beqaa, while a third man managed to avoid detention by fleeing towards the Anti-Lebanon Mountains.
The NNA added that military grade weapons and ammunition were found inside the four wheel drive vehicle in which the three men were traveling at the time.
On February 1, a car bomb detonated near the Al-Aytam gas station on the main street of the Shiite-populated northern Beqaa town of Hermel, killing four people and injuring over 10 others.