Maurice Sleem survives assassination attempt in Beirut

Lebanon’s Defence Minister, Maurice Sleem, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt in the Jisr Al Bacha area of Beirut, Lebanon as reported by local media on Thursday.

The minister’s vehicle was reportedly struck by several bullets, primarily damaging the car’s rear windshield. Fortunately, Sleem emerged unscathed from the incident and is now safely located. In a brief statement, he confirmed, “I am fine, but the car’s back glass was shot.”

No further injuries have been reported from the scene, and details are still emerging. Investigations are underway to apprehend those responsible.

Image Credit: Maurice Sleem/Twitter

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