BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Army arrested three wanted individuals over the weekend in the northern city of Tripoli for arms possession and firing into the air, on some occasions accidentally killing citizens, a statement from the military said.
The Army arrested Ahmad Qassem Othman and Mustafa Khaled Mheish for firing into the air on previous occasions, killing two citizens and wounding another, the military said.
The third detainee, Khaled Faer Hamdan, was arrested for possessing a gun and firing into the air, the statement said.
All three were arrested in the Bab al-Hadid neighborhood of Tripoli.
Lebanese political and security authorities are on alert, monitoring dramatic developments in Iraq, and have adopted a series of preventive measures to avoid ripples of the conflict being felt here.
The Lebanese Army conducted patrols over the weekend over the border area in search of gunmen and terror suspects.