Lebanese defense minister survives assassination attempt in Beirut

Lebanese Defense Minister Maurice Sleem on Thursday survived an assassination attempt in the capital Beirut, according to local media reports.

The incident happened 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 statement from the government yet.

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