Jan. 18 - Gunmen in northern Lebanon's city of Tripoli ambush the convoy of Minister of Sports and Youth while on way for Friday prayers.Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Gunmen ambushed the convoy of a Lebanese government minister in the northern city of Tripoli on Friday, wounding three people and riddling a security patrol car with bullets, medics and witnesses said. The official, Minister of Sports and Youth Faisal Karami, appeared to be unhurt, the medics said. The attack happened as the minister was on his way to to join Friday prayers in Tripoli. A Reuters reporter said one of the convoy's patrol cars was set ablaze.