ABU DHABI - Qatar has urged its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, after a spate of kidnappings by gunmen belonging to a Lebanese Shi'ite clan who also threatened to target Qataris.

"Due to unstable security situation, Qatar's embassy in Beirut has urged Qatari nationals to leave Lebanon immediately," the news agency said.

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