BEIRUT: A mother, identified by authorities as Rokaya Khaled, was arrested Friday for the murder of her 9-year-old daughter and severely injuring the child's 7-year-old sister in Machta, Akkar.
Authorities were alerted after the 7-year-old Sara escaped her mother's grip and informed her neighbors of the attack at around 1 am on Friday, a security source told Annahar.
9-year-old Aysha was pronounced dead at the scene with a knife wound to the throat while Sara has been admitted to hospital in critical condition.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the case to establish the circumstances surrounding the vicious attack.
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