One Killed, Another Wounded in Attempt to Open Blocked Road in Akkar

A person was killed and another was wounded on Friday evening when army forces attempted to open a blocked road in al-Mahmara town in the northern city of Akkar.

"Ali Mahmoud al-Bahsa was killed in a gunfire exchange when soldiers tried to open a road blocked near the Nahr al-Bared bridge in al-Mahmara,” the state-run National News Agency said.

According to the NNA, the road was blocked to protest the arrest a man from Taleb family, who hails from al-Mahmara.

Radio Voice of Lebanon identified the arrested man as Khodr Azzam Taleb.

The NNA said the army responded to the sources of fire while attempting to open the blocked road, which also lead to lightly wounding Hussein Taleb.

LBCI noted that tension was felt in al-Mahmara after the incident.

Later in the evening, the General Security released Khodr Taleb, MTV said.

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