Unidentified gunmen open fire on Lebanese army in Tripoli


Assailants opened fire on a Lebanese army checkpoint in Tripoli on Saturday night, an unnamed security source said.

“Anonymous [shooters] opened fire from a car on an army checkpoint located between Tripoli’s Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh,” the source said.

The report said that one person was injured, adding that the Lebanese soldiers at the checkpoint responded to the gunfire by shooting at the car.

“The car [did not stop] and the armed people in it kept shooting at Jabal Mohsen.”

The report added that there was an exchange of gunfire between Jabal Mohsen and Al-Baranyeh neighborhoods “for a while.”

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