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Lebanese Man Killed by Stray Bullet in Attack on Hezbollah Prayer Hall

Lebanese Man Killed by Stray Bullet in Attack on Hezbollah Prayer Hall

Tuesday, 28 May, 2019 - 10:15
Photo of the victim, Mohammed Ali al-Mawla, retrieved from Facebook.
Beirut - Asharq Al-Awsat

A young Lebanese man was accidentally killed during an exchange of fire in Saadiyat, in the coastal area of Chouf.

The innocent bystander, identified as Mohammed Ali al-Mawla, was killed early Monday in a shooting that broke out after two men on a motorbike threw a stun grenade at a prayer hall belonging to Hezbollah.

The guards shot back in the direction of the motorbike.

Mawla, who was passing by the area, was hit by stray bullets in the neck and stomach.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.

In a statement published by the National News Agency (NNA), Chouf MP Bilal Abdullah strongly condemned the shooting and called on security forces to “strike with an iron fist and punish all those who disturb the security or the inviolability of the atmosphere of civil peace.”

“Illegal weapons, which we have repeatedly warned of, continue to endanger the security of the people and the region,” he stated.

He underlined “the need to lift the cover on offenders” in order to reinstate an atmosphere of peace in the region and dissipate political divisions.

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