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Army apprehends egg-throwing duo

The Mar Mikhael Church in Mazraa is seen in this Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army apprehended Wednesday a Syrian and a Lebanese for hurling eggs at a Beirut church, the military said.

“After Mar Mikhael Church in Mazraa was pelted with eggs Tuesday afternoon, while worshipers were inside. The Intelligence Directorate launched a probe to identity the assailants,” a statement by the Army said.

The military apprehended a Lebanese man, Jamal al-Ali who is also known as Jamal Yassine, and Syrian national Omar al-Homsi.

Both men confessed to the attack.

Under the supervision of the judiciary, investigations are ongoing to determine the motives behind the incident, the statement added.





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