Lebanese military police investigators marked at least five bullet holes in the wall next to the embassy entrance [Getty]

Lebanon to investigate shooting outside US Embassy that caused no injuries

No injuries were reported during the shooting, occurring on Wednesday night, while the motive remains unclear.

Lebanese security agencies have launched an investigation into a late-night shooting outside the US Embassy that caused no injuries, officials said on Thursday.

No one claimed responsibility for the small arms fire on Wednesday night near the entrance to the heavily fortified compound in Beirut’s northeastern suburb of Awkar. The motive behind the attack reminds unclear.

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No shooting outside the US embassy in Lebanon has occurred in recent years

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

The Lebanese army took measures near the embassy shortly after the shooting, and security agencies began an investigation including analysing security cameras in the area, a Lebanese official said on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Lebanese military police investigators marked at least five bullet holes in the wall next to the embassy entrance. Heavier-than-usual security measures were in effect, but the road leading to the embassy was not closed.

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