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US Embassy in Lebanon shelled

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun6,2024

The US Embassy in Lebanon was shelled

Photo: Lebanese military

The US Embassy in Lebanon reported on Wednesday, June 5, that a shooting incident occurred near the embassy entrance in the morning. The diplomatic mission emphasizes that its building and employees are currently safe. Diplomatic sources say US Ambassador to Lebanon Lisa Johnson is currently traveling outside the country.

The Lebanese army said a Syrian citizen opened fire on Wednesday outside the US embassy in Beirut after confronting embassy security guards. shootout, during which he was wounded. He was detained and taken to the clinic. Meanwhile, the military is searching for other possible shooters.

On Wednesday, a Lebanese security source told Reuters that a Lebanese embassy security official was slightly wounded. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan later confirmed to NBC News that a Lebanese embassy guard had been wounded and was receiving medical attention.

The embassy said it would be closed to visitors until the end of Wednesday, but Thursday plans to operate as usual.

A senior Lebanese intelligence source told Reuters that the military is investigating the shooter's possible links to the Islamic State group.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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