Gunmen Slightly Wound Two Soldiers in Baalbek's Sharawnehإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
An army post in al-Sharawneh neighborhood in the Bekaa city of Baalbek was targeted by gunfire, the military command said in a communique issued on Wednesday.
According to the statement “two soldiers were slightly injured.”
“The attack compelled the army unit to respond to the sources of fire and stage patrols in search of gunmen.”
The statement pointed out that a suspect was detained and a weapon was seized from his possession as the army is pursuing the remaining suspects.
The state-run National News Agency reported that the army raided the neighborhood overnight and carried out patrols in the area.
Meanwhile, the army said in its statement that a unit detained in the Akkar town of Shadra on Tuesday night Ammar Ahmed al-Ahmed and Ali Hassan al-Sheikh for the possession of rifles and a quantity of ammunition.
Another unit apprehended four people for exchanging fire in al-Faour area in the Bekaa and seized from their possession two rifles and an amount of light ammunition.
The detainees and the seized possessions were referred to the competent authority.
The Lebanese security forces began implementing recently strict security measures and kicked off security plans across the country to reduce crime rates and clamp down on terrorists.
Police and army have been carrying out large-scale raids and managed to arrest scores of offenders.