Lebanese defense minister survives assassination bid in capital Beirut: Report
Incident takes place when unidentified gunmen open fire on Defense Minister Maurice Selim’s car in capital Beirut, local media reports
By Wassim Seifeddine
BEIRUT (AA) - Lebanese Defense Minister Maurice Selim on Thursday survived an assassination attempt in the capital Beirut, according to local media reports.
The incident took place in the Jisr Al-Basha area when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car, hitting it several times.
Several media outlets reported that the minister is “fine” and is in a safe place.
There is no official word from the government yet.
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