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Assailants beat up doctor at n. Lebanon clinic
A general view of Shekka, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
A general view of Shekka, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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BEIRUT: Unidentified assailants beat up a doctor and ransacked a nonprofit clinic in north Lebanon Friday, a security source told The Daily Star.

The source identified the victim of the assault as Doctor Emil Mansour, the supervising physician at a clinic in Skekka, north Lebanon, owned by Kataeb General-Secretary Michel Khoury.

The assailants beat Mansour up and ransacked the dispensary, the source said, adding that the attackers then fled in a Peugeot with tinted windows.

Judicial police have launched a probe and taken testimony from the doctor who was badly injured.

The doctor told investigators the attackers were relatives of a patient he was treating, the source said, citing Mansour's testimony.

Mansour said the men beat him up after he recommended that their relative be admitted to a hospital after stating he could not continue treating the patient at the clinic, the source added.

Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel and acting police chief Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous contacted the Kataeb official and voiced their condemnation of the incident.

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