Lebanese officials said suspects in the abduction of seven Estonian tourists have opened fire on police.
The security officials said at least one police officer was wounded Tuesday as police conducted raids in search of the missing tourists. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
The tourists were cycling in the eastern Bekaa Valley when they were kidnapped Wednesday.
Lebanon's leading LBC TV said security forces found the van used in the kidnapping.
It was not clear whether the kidnappings were politically motivated, like the wave of abductions during Lebanon's civil war. Kidnappings are far less common now.
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