Report: Van Passengers Stabbed in Sin el-Filإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Around 25 people riding a van in the area of Jisr al-Wati in Sin el-Fil were attacked with knives on Wednesday by several assailants, the state-run National News Agency reported.
NNA said that the passengers, who included Lebanese, Palestinians and Syrians, were heading to a studio to participate in a TV show when they were intercepted by eight assailants riding two vehicles.
The suspects then stabbed nine of them, it said, and escaped towards the area of al-Adlieh and from there to Beirut's southern suburbs.
The agency had earlier reported that Iranian television staff were assaulted.
NNA said the crew were in two vans on a job mission in Jisr al-Wati where Souk al-Ahad is located when the unknown assailants stabbed them.
But the Iranian embassy denied that any of its nationals was assaulted.