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There was a shootout in Beirut
There are no Ukrainians among the dead and wounded as a result of the shooting in Beirut. This was announced by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko.
Today, October 14, in Beirut, Lebanon, unknown persons opened fire at a protest. The shooting killed at least 6 people and injured more than 30. It is reported by CNN.
The protesters demanded the resignation of the judge who is investigating the explosion in the port in August 2020.
During the action, shooting began, the attackers used grenade launchers and machine guns, and snipers also worked.
There are no Ukrainians among the dead and wounded as a result of the shooting in Beirut. About it reported representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko.
It is noted that the Ukrainian Embassy in Lebanon has opened a round-the-clock hotline to provide assistance to Ukrainians.
The Lebanese capital descended into chaos today as gunfire was exchanged in the centre of the city. Hezbollah and its allies had been protesting for the removal of the judge leading the inquiry into the Beirut blast last year before violence erupted. pic.twitter.com/HPq5qYtZ7W
— UncleRandom (@Random_Uncle_UK) October 14, 2021
Extremely disturbing images #Beirut: Shiite fighters are moving into the city center from southern Dahieh. The starting point of today’s escalation were shots at demonstrating Hezbollah supporters who protested against investigating magistrate Bitar at the Ministry of Justice. pic.twitter.com/3r8z0Vku4v
— Martin Glasenapp (@MartinGlasenapp) October 14, 2021
As previously reported, the number of victims of the explosion in Beirut exceeded 170.
Explosion in Beirut. Ukrainians were involved