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Three die in Lebanese street clashes

08-25-2010 13:41 BJT

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Lebanese Shiite and Sunni groups fought street battles in Beirut for over four hours on Tuesday, killing three people and wounding several others.

The shootout erupted outside a mosque in the mixed residential area of Bourj Abu Haidar. Security officials say the dead include a Hezbollah official and his aide.

A joint statement issued later by the two groups said the incident resulted from an "personal dispute and has no political or sectarian background."

It also said the two sides agreed to an immediate end to their differences and will end their armed presence on the street. It was the worst clash in Beirut since May 2008.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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