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Tension as unknown gunmen attack American embassy

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There was palpable tension as shots were fired outside the heavily- guarded Embassy of the United States in Lebanon.

An embassy spokesman, Jake Nelson disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

“At 10:37 PM local time (Wednesday), small arms fire was reported in the vicinity of the entrance to the U.S. Embassy. 

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There were no injuries, and our facility is safe. We are in close contact with host country law enforcement authorities,” Nelson said.

The U.S. embassy is located in Awkar, a suburb north of the capital Beirut.


Local media reported that an unknown gunman carrying a machine gun fired at the embassy entrance.

The U.S. embassy in April marked the 40th anniversary of the 1983 bombing of the embassy in Beirut, in which a suicide bomber attacked the embassy, killing 63, including 52 Lebanese and American employees.


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