The Kuwaiti Embassy said late Thursday that it was premature to identify the killers and know the motives behind the murder of two Kuwaiti citizens in in Arayya , Dahr al-Wahesh area of the town of Kahale in Mt. Lebanon.
Ambassador Abdul Al al-Qinai said in a statement that the Lebanese authorities had informed the embassy that the two Kuwaitis, who were reported missing by their families, were found dead inside a room of a restaurant they owned with gunshot wounds .
The diplomat extended condolences to the relatives of the victims and reiterated the foreign ministry’s warning to Kuwaitis not to travel to Lebanon.
The killing came amid high tension between Hizbullah and Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
Two weeks before the murder, Kuwait along with the other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, warned its citizens not to travel to Lebanon and urged those already there to leave.
NNA identified the two men as Hussein Nassar, 58, and Nabil Yaaqoub al-Gharib, 56.
According to MTV, the two men had intended to travel to their country the same day on Thursday.
Police arrived swiftly to the scene and launched an investigation into the matter.
Investigative judge Rami Abduallah also arrived at the scene and found a brown Nizzan x-trail tag no. 254921/m at the scene. The 2 slain men reportedly rented the car 2 days ago.
While the circumstances of the case remain unclear, Kahaleh Mayor George Bejjani said the crime was most likely due to a personal dispute and not a terrorist attack.
According to INN Lebanon website the restaurant is not operational and was recently purchased by the 2 Kuwaiti victims and according to Kahale mayor the victims have just recently paid the taxes and registration fees.
This incident comes amid high tensions between Lebanon and the Gulf countries . Kuwait is one of the Gulf Cooperation Council states that has advised is citizens not to travel to Lebanon.