Unidentified gunmen killed two aides to a Lebanese Druze minister as the minister's convoy passed near Aley on Sunday, June 30. The minister asserted that the attack was an "assassination attempt" against him. The attack took place in an area reportedly loyal to a rival Druze leader, who has denied involvement in the assault.
A heavy security presence, protests, and roadblocks have been reported amid heightened political tensions in the area. Similar attacks and counterattacks are possible around Mount Lebanon over the near term.
Individuals in the Mount Lebanon area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for suspicious objects and behavior, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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