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Man wanted for attempted murder of Lebanese soldiers apprehended

(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: A man wanted in the case of the shooting and wounding of several Lebanese soldiers was apprehended over the weekend, the military said in a statement.

The Lebanese Army said Saturday that Hasan Karaki, A.K.A. “Antar,” was apprehended on Jamous street in Beirut’s southern suburb.

On Friday, the Lebanese Army said in a statement that two of its officers and a number of soldiers were wounded while chasing a man in Ghobeiri, south Beirut.

Security sources identified the man as Karaki, who is wanted on several charges, including the attempted murder of Army soldiers and of being involved in a series of armed clashes with members of the Meqdad clan in the southern suburb of Beirut.

 

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