Lebanon News

Soldier stabbed in Tripoli, individual clash

Lebanese soldiers deploy in Tripoli, Sunday, June 9, 2013. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

BEIRUT: A Lebanese soldier was stabbed Wednesday night in the northern city of Tripoli during a personal dispute with a group of young men that turned violent, security sources told The Daily Star.

Soldier Khales Dandashi was attacked by four men who were under the influence of alcohol in the Tripoli neighborhood of Qibbeh, the sources said.

The intoxicated men had earlier in the day stolen a motorcycle belonging to Dandashi, who filed a complaint at a local police station over the theft.

Learning that Dandashi had filed a complaint, the drunk men attacked the soldier, stabbing him in his neck and chest, the sources said.

Dandashi was transferred to a local hospital.





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