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Army officer shot in 2012 bank robbery dies

This Aug. 9, 2012 photo shows Lebanese Army Intelligence members standing guard outside BLOM Bank branch northeast of Beirut after an armed robbery. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: A Lebanese Army officer shot by muggers as he attempted to prevent a robbery at a bank northeast of Beirut last August has died from his wounds.

The Lebanese Army said Capt. Zayyan al-Jurdi, 31, died Thursday of gunshot wounds he sustained while confronting a band of armed robbers at a bank in the Metn region.

Zayyan was a husband and father of a young child, the Army added in a statement.

The officer was withdrawing money from the ATM outside BLOM bank in the Elissar area on Aug. 9 when he witnessed two armed men attempting to carry out a robbery.

When he tried to stop the thieves, they shot him four times.





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