Lebanese troops fired at Hizbullah forces in southern Lebanon Sunday in the first such clash in over ten years, killing one fighter and injuring two, a Hizbullah official said.
Lebanese security officials confirmed the clash in the southern village of Jbaa, an estimated 20 kilometers southeast of Sidon.
The incident started when members of rival Shiite Muslim groups Hizbullah and Amal clashed over hanging political posters in the village mosque, the Hizbullah official said.
The rivals hit each other with sticks, prompting Lebanese army troops in the area to open fire and kill Hizbullah member Ahmed Ghamloush and wound two of his comrades, the AP cited the Hizbullah official as saying.
Lebanese forces immediately cordoned off the area where the clashes took place.
The clash marked the first between Hizbullah and Lebanese army forces in southern Lebanon since 1991, when Lebanese troops entered the region for the first time since the end of the civil war. (Albawaba.com)