BEIRUT — A clandestine group claimed responsibility Saturday for shooting two Poles on Friday night in Muslim West Beirut and warned Warsaw against aiding the exodus of Soviet Jews to Israel.
Budgan Serkis, 47, and his wife, Ewa, 30, were shot as they were parking their car, bearing diplomatic plates, near their home in the Hamra district, authorities said.
The previously unknown "Revolutionary Action Organization, the Arab Resistance Front--the Martyr Suleiman al Halabi Unit" group said it attempted to kill two Polish diplomats. It delivered its statement to the offices of the pro-Syrian, leftist As-Safir newspaper.
Lebanese police had said Serkis was a commercial attache at the Polish Embassy in Beirut. But a Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman said Serkis was an employee of the Polish agricultural trading organization Anixem.