Lebanon: Four wounded in clashes between pro-government forces and opposition
Armed clashes in Lebanon between supporters of pro-government forces and followers of the Hizbullah-led opposition have left four people wounded, hospital sources pn Monday said. Rivals opened fire with machine guns, mortar rounds and rockets in the village of Saadnayel in the Bekaa Valley in the east of the country.
Trouble flared in Saadnayel after a row between the struggling parties, which led to supporters from both sides becoming involved. Voice of Lebanon radio station on Monday said at least 50 RPGs and mortar shells fell on Saadnayel and Taalbaya in central Bekaa overnight.
The army moved into the area on Monday, and the fighting subsided. Press reports said the clashes were the result of an "individual incident" after sunset Sunday between residents of Saadnayel and an opposition supporter who fired automatic rifle in the air.
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