Hezbollah, gunmen exchange fire in Beirut suburbs
The Hezbollah flag is seen in the suburbs of Beirut. (AFP/File)
Gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on a Hezbollah security checkpoint in a Beirut suburb early Tuesday morning and Hezbollah fighters manning the post returned fire, security sources said.
It was not immediately clear whether anyone was hurt in the 2 a.m. attack in the southern suburb neighborhood of Hay Farhat, added the sources.
They said gunmen in an Infiniti SUV with tinted glass opened fire on a Hezbollah checkpoint set up after Thursday's devastating car bomb attack which killed 30 people and wounded more than 300 in Ruwaiss, a southern suburb of Beirut.
The suburbs have been on high alert since the attack, with checkpoints set up at most entrances to the Hezbollah controlled areas.