One killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli

Wednesday's clashes appear to have started with a dispute in a Tripoli hospital which led to a shootout in which three people were wounded.

One killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was shot dead and more than 20 were wounded by gunfire in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Wednesday, security sources said.

The dead man was from the Jabal Mohsen district, an enclave of Alawite residents in the mainly Sunni Muslim port city. Most Sunni Muslims in Lebanon support the uprising against Assad, who is from the Syria's Alawite minority.

Wednesday's clashes appear to have started with a dispute in a Tripoli hospital which led to a shootout in which three people were wounded.

Shooting then broke out between Jabal Mohsen and the Sunni district of Bab Tebbaneh. Residents said most of the casualties were in the Alawite neighbourhood.

Last Mod: 21 Mart 2013, 11:46
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