Inspectors from the Health Ministry were assaulted on Tuesday while they were raiding a warehouse in a district in Beirut’s southern suburbs, reported the National News Agency.

It said that the inspectors were seeking to shut down the depot for storing food that does not meet safety standards.

A statement from Health Minister Wael Abou Faour’s office stressed that the officials will carry ahead with their mission and shut down the facility, located in the Musharrafieh area, in spite of the harassment.