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Gunmen briefly kidnap farmer in Lebanon’s Baalbek

  • A Lebanese army checkpoint is seen in the Hermel region, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: Unidentified gunmen briefly kidnapped early Wednesday a farmer after blocking the path of two vehicles in Baalbek, east Lebanon, security sources said.

Ziad Nasrallah and Ezzat Zannoubi, both farmers who were driving vans in Labweh, were forced to halt their vehicles after unidentified gunmen blocked their path.

Nasrallah, who was transporting fruits and vegetables, was abducted, the sources said, adding that the assailants left Zannoubi at the scene after fleeing with the two vans.

Nasrallah was later released, they said.

In a separate incident later in the day, gunmen driving two vehicles opened fire on a van that was driving on the same Labweh road, security sources said.

The two assailants, one in a BMW, the other in a Jeep Grand Cherokee with no license plates, opened fire on Hussein Hujeiri’s van, the sources said.

Hujeiri’s van was damaged, the sources said, adding that there were no casualties.

 
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