The office of owner of al-Jadeed TV Tahsin Khayyat in Beirut’s Bir Hassan neighborhood was attacked by unknown assailants , National News Agency reported on Wednesday.
The agency said that the shooting by the assailants inflicted material damages on the building where the office is located.
Investigations into the incident is underway , NNA added
Later during the day, former Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi issued a statement denouncing the attack, he said: “We denounce the shooting attack against the office of al-Jadeed owner,” and urged “judicial action on the incident to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.”
A war or words erupted recently between al-Jadeed and a TV station owner and Speaker Nabih Berri.
Al-Jadeed accused Berri of striking what it described as a “suspicious” deal with the Kuwaiti al-Kharafi group where Berri is involved in “corrupt” acts.