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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