lebanon \'lone wolf\' kills 4 security members, then himself

by:Runcheng Chuangzhan     2019-08-11
On Tuesday, military police and forensic doctors dressed in white overalls were deployed in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, after a gunman killed four security guards and then detonated in an apartment in a residential building.
On the eve of Eid al-Fitr, gunmen walked around on motorcycles and opened fire on police and army vehicles, a rare shooting that shocked coastal cities mainly Sunni Muslims.
Fitr holiday marks the end of Ramadan.
Interior Minister Raya El Hassan told reporters the gunman was named Abdul-
Rahman mabsouut is a former member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
Now it\'s the lone wolf\"
She said the situation was under control.
Late on Monday, gunmen opened fire on a branch of the Central Bank of Lebanon, then drove around and opened fire on police, then fired on a military vehicle and killed four people.
When the police opened fire and used tear gas, he drove to a residential building where he shot at the stairs, entered an empty apartment on the fourth floor and locked himself in. An hours-
After a long standoff, security forces stormed the apartment.
The gunman detonated his explosive vest and committed suicide on the spot.
There were multiple signs of fighting on Tuesday.
At least four civilian cars and a police car were badly damaged, and the windshield was smashed and covered with holes.
Military Police and forensic officers removed bullets from the street.
Tear gas tanks are still on the ground. The nine-
The floor apartment building where mabsouut died was hit by a shell and the apartment was partially destroyed.
After returning from Syria, the owner of the briefly detained apartment said that when the gunman stormed the building, he and his family were not in the house, but most of his apartment was destroyed by the explosion.
He said the attacker entered his building after shooting and killing a man in the street.
\"Thankfully there was no one in the house, my door was not steel, it was wooden door, so I think he broke the door and came in, Kamal Ferrie told The Associated Press.
Mabsouut is described as a former member of ISIS fighting the extremist movement in Syria.
He was detained on his return to Lebanon on 2016 and released one year later.
The Lebanese army earlier announced that security had been strengthened throughout Lebanon due to Eid al-Fitr
When people go out to celebrate.
TRIPOLI, Lebanon\'s second-largest city, has seen clashes between rival groups that support or oppose the Syrian president Bashar AL-ASSAD\'s government in the past. Assad.
The city is also home to some extremists fighting the Lebanese army.
With ISIS and al-
Over the years, al-Qaida militants have claimed responsibility for attacks that killed dozens of people in different parts of Lebanon.
Such attacks have rarely occurred recently.
Lebanon holds its first election in nine years in northern Saudi Arabia
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