Army Cordons Off Tripoli Area, Fires Shots at Motorcycle Driver for Not Stopping at Checkpoint

Army forces on Saturday cordoned off the al-Qobbeh area in the northern city of Tripoli after a man riding a motorcycle did not comply to a checkpoint's orders to stop.

The state-run National News Agency reported that troops fired gunshots at a person driving a motorcycle in al-Qobbeh because he did not stop when army forces ordered him to do so.

Troops then condoned off the region where it was suspected that the man headed to, in an attempt to capture him.

Radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) added that all roads leading to the area were closed by military forces.

OTV, meanwhile, reported that a person was wounded in the Tripoli shooting, noting that it happened in the surroundings of Tripoli's state hospital.

Saturday's incident comes one day after a deadly explosion took place in the Bekaa region of Dahr al-Baydar, when a suicide bomber driving a car blew himself up just as troops at an Internal Security Forces checkpoint ordered him to stop.

The blast resulted in the death of Chief Warrant Officer Mahmoud Jamaleddine and in the injury of 33 others.


Source: Naharnet

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