On Friday evening, September 9, two people were killed and one was injured when a group of unknown gunmen attempted to rob a mobile shop in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli.
The gunmen stormed the shop by force of arms, using machine guns then threw grenade that didn’t explode.
The Lebanese Army immediately deployed in the area and detonated the grenade that was thrown in front of the shop.
Journalist Raed Al-Khatib told Sky News Arabia that “the security situation is unstable in the city, and there is information about a similar incident that happened in the Al-Qubba area in Tripoli.”
The financial crisis, which has plunged more than 80% of the population in Lebanon into poverty, continues to exacerbate, with Tripoli reportedly suffering the most, and thefts increasing across the country.