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Lebanon probes slaying of 2 Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, March 11, (Agencies): The Lebanese security authorities have intensified investigations to determine circumstances leading to the case in which two Kuwaiti citizens, Hussein Nassar and Yaqoub Al- Ghareeb, were murdered in Dhuhur Al-Wahesh village to trail all suspects.

Security sources indicated investigators have been tracing the phone calls made by the victims prior to their death in order to identify their location few hours before they returned to their place of abode. The same sources indicated two girls from Al-Talib residing in the same building have been arrested in connenection with the disappearance of a Syrian man who worked as the building’s guard based on suspicions that he may have been involved in the crime.

In the meantime, Kuwait’s embassy in Lebanon is closely in touch with the security and judicial authorities in Lebanon to follow up the latest developments of the case. Earlier, the embassy and Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had warned Kuwaiti citizens in Lebanon to be cautious. Kuwaiti ambassador to Lebanon Abdulaal Al-Qenaie also said Lebanon is experiencing an exceptionally difficult state of affairs on the political and security levels; that’s why the ministry earlier issued a statement to warn citizens against traveling to Lebanon.

Kuwait’s embassy in Beirut stated Thursday that investigations into the killing of the two Kuwaiti nationals in Lebanon were underway and it was premature to identify the culprits and the motives behind the heinous crime. In a statement to KUNA, Kuwaiti Ambassador Abdulal Al-Qena’e said that the Lebanese authorities have informed the embassy earlier Thursday that the two nationals who were reported as missing by their relatives had been founded dead with gunshots on their body in their residency in Al-Kahaleh neighborhood, eastern Beirut.

The ambassador extended condolences to the relatives of the two victims. Nabeel Al-Ghareeb, 56, one of the two Kuwaitis who were found murdered in Lebanon is the brother of Rev Emmanuel Benjamin Gharib, Chairman of the National Evangelical Church Kuwait and Pastor of the Kuwait Presbyterian Church, reports Al-Rai daily.

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