5 Arrested after Army Patrol Shot at in Dar al-Wasaa


An army patrol came under gunfire Tuesday in the Baalbek district town of Dar al-Wasaa, state-run National News Agency reported.

The attack prompted troops to respond in kind, which resulted in the wounding of a gunman and the arrest of five others, NNA said.

The detainees were transferred to a military barracks for interrogation.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) identified the detainees as Haidar Ali Jaafar, Mohammed Ali Rashid Jaafar, Ali Merhej Jaafar, Jalal Mohammed Jaafar and Youssef Ali Jaafar, saying the army has sent reinforcements to Dar al-Wasaa to pursue fugitives wanted over kidnap operations and others wanted in connection with the 2014 murder of Sobhi and Nadimeh Fakhri.