Soldier Wounded in Shooting in Front of ISF Intelligence Bureau Chief's Residence
[An Nahar] A soldier was maimed on Wednesday in a shooting in front of the Beirut residence of Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Imad Othman, reported LBCI television.
It said that two assailants riding on a cycle of violence shot up an ISF patrol in front of Othman's residence in Beirut's Qasqas neighborhood.
The security forces promptly retaliated to the attack by opening fire at the perpetrators.
The assailants soon expeditiously departed at a goodly pace on foot, abandoning their cycle of violence, said LBCI.
Blood was found near their vehicle, confirming that one or both of them may have been maimed as well.
At the time, the patrol was searching for potential explosives that may have been planted in the area, added LBCI.
Residents in the area recognized the assailants as robbers that frequent the area, with LBCI adding that they have a criminal record in theft.
It said that they were likely planning on carrying out a robbery in the area, but they were surprised by the presence of the ISF patrol and shot up it.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-01