JADRA, Lebanon: A fire erupted Thursday morning at a liquor store in the Mount Lebanon coastal town of Jadra.
The fire was extinguished by the Civil Defense members, but all the merchandise in the shop, owned by Mohammad Ali Hussein, was destroyed.
Security sources told The Daily Star that is not clear yet if the fire was started by accident or if the shop was targeted.
According to the sources, the public prosecution will task a fire expert to investigate the incident and determine the cause of the fire.
“We can’t confirm yet if the fire was intended, we will have to wait for the investigations,” the sources said.
Shops selling alcohol are rare in the area, which is located on the southern coast of Lebanon, and several shops that sell alcohol in the region have been the target of attacks in the past.