Gunmen have kidnapped a clergyman on the Terbol road in the eastern Bekaa valley and then released him in the area of Baalbek and asked for ransom to return his car to him.
Archimandrite Jean Faraj was kidnapped by four gunmen while he was driving his Mercedes on the Terbol main road, the National News Agency reported on Monday.
The armed men were riding a four-wheeler when they blocked the road and forced him to head to Baalbek, it said.
Faraj was released on the outskirts of the town of Sareen but was asked to pay the assailants a $5,000 ransom in return for his car, the agency said.
NNA added that the Archimandrite immediately informed the Internal Security Forces about the incident.
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