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Karaki charged with murder of Lebanese Army officer

Lebanese soldiers carry the coffin of Army Major Abbas Jomaa during his funeral procession in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)

BEIRUT: A man believed to have shot a Lebanese Army officer who later died of his wounds was charged with murder Wednesday.

Military Prosecutor Sakr Sakr charged Hasan Karaki with “deliberately killing Col. Abbas Jomaa and trying to kill others during a [Sept. 21] Lebanese Army raid in the Beirut southern suburb of Ghobeiri.”

Jomaa was shot and wounded in the hunt for Karaki. Several other Army soldiers were also injured in the chase.

Jomaa died of his wounds a few days later.

Karaki, who has several other criminal charges against him, is in military custody.

 

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