Two people were injured in an exchange of gunfire between gunmen and the Lebanese army in the northern city of Tripoli , media reports said on Tuesday.
The overnight clashes took place in Mallouleh bridge, where the armed men erected a checkpoint.
The gunmen opened fire at Jabal Mohsen during the clashes with the army, leading to tension and sniper activity between the neighborhood and its rival Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood.
The army contained the situation before it further escalated.
On Friday twin car bombs struck the mostly Sunni Muslim northern port city of Tripoli , just a week after a blast ripped through a densely populated Shiite area of Beirut's Ruwais .
Tripoli has witnessed recurrent clashes between the Sunni-majority neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh and the mainly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.
The clashes have become more frequent and deadly since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, which pits the Sunni-led opposition against the regime of President Bashar Assad, who is Alawite.