Kidnapping suspect shot

  • 2011-09-12
  • TBT Staff

TALLINN -- A suspect in the kidnapping of seven Estonian cyclists in Lebanon earlier this year has been shot and wounded by Lebanese police.

One other person escaped in the gunfight, which took place in Bekaa. A total of 15 people have so far been arrested in connection with the case.

The cyclists, who were kidnapped in May by a previously unknown group called the Movement of Rebirth and Reform, were freed unharmed after 113 days in captivity.