Gunman Captured After US Embassy Shootout in Beirut

A gunman was shot and captured by Lebanese soldiers outside the US Embassy in Beirut. The shooter, a Syrian national, was wounded and taken to a hospital. The motives remain unclear, but the incident adds to the ongoing tensions in Lebanon, marked by political strife and economic challenges.


PTI | Beirut | Updated: 05-06-2024 14:40 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 14:40 IST
Gunman Captured After US Embassy Shootout in Beirut
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In a tense standoff Wednesday morning, Lebanese soldiers shot and captured a gunman following a shootout outside the US Embassy in Beirut, military officials confirmed.

The assailant, identified as a Syrian national, was injured and subsequently taken to a hospital. The suspect's motives remain unclear, though Lebanese media disseminated images of a bloodied individual wearing a vest emblazoned with 'Islamic State' in both Arabic and English.

This incident escalates the existing tension in Lebanon, a country already grappling with political deadlock, economic hardships, and ongoing conflict along its borders. Prime Minister Najib Mikati assured the nation that the situation is now stable and under thorough investigation.

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