Gunmen abduct two schoolchildren near Beirut
Lebanese police said the incident took place in the southern Nabatiyeh province. (AFP Photo/Joseph Barrak)
Gunmen abducted two children on their way to school early Wednesday near Beirut over a suspected family dispute, a police source told The Daily Star.
The source said three gunmen traveling in a silver Hyundai abducted the children, aged 4 and 6, from a bus stop in the Beirut suburb of Hadath where they were waiting with their grandmother around 7:30 a.m.
The gunmen struck the grandmother on her head and took off with the children, according to the source.
The source said the children's father lives in Australia and the mother lives in Lebanon.
No other details were immediately known.
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