Sarafand Residents Block Highway over Jeweler’s Murder

Several angry residents of the southern town of Sarafand on Monday blocked with burning tires the highway that links Sidon to Tyre to protest the murder of a jeweler.

Ali Khalife, who is the owner of a jewelry shop in Sarafand, was killed by armed men after they opened fire on him and stole a bag of jewelry he was carrying.

The assailants then escaped in a black Mercedes with no license plate.

The man had received seven gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital in Sidon. But he later succumbed to his injuries.

The Internal Security Forces launched an investigation and a manhunt to arrest the suspects.

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