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Man shot, wounded at Army checkpoint in E. Lebanon

  • Lebanese soldiers patrol the highway between Labweh and Arsal. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)

BEIRUT: A man wanted by the Lebanese authorities was shot and wounded Sunday after opening fire on soldiers manning a checkpoint in east Lebanon, a statement from the military said.

Kamal Ezzedine, driving a pickup truck with foreign license plates, crossed an Army checkpoint in the border town of Arsal, the statement said.

He then turned around and shot at the troops, the statement said. The soldiers retaliated to the source of fire and wounded him, it added. He was reportedly transferred to a local hospital.

The Army confiscated Ezzedine's weapon and a quantity of military equipment and ammunition that were in the vehicle he was driving.

An investigation into the incident is underway. Ezzeddine is wanted on two arrest warrants on charges of "dealing violently" with Army troops, the Army said.

 
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