One Wounded as Car Fails to Stop at Wadi Khaled Army Checkpoint

A car passenger was wounded on Tuesday as army troops opened fire on the vehicle after its driver refused to stop at a military checkpoint in the northern town of al-Awwadeh in the Wadi Khaled region, state-run National News Agency reported.

The wounded man was rushed by a Lebanese Red Cross ambulance to the Our Lady of Peace Hospital in al-Qoubaiyat, while the army arrested a man from the al-Shiban family.

The incident created an uproar in Wadi Khaled's towns, with protesters blocking the al-Hisheh-Wadi Khaled road.

The road was later reopened, NNA reported.

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