Lebanon: 9 wounded in gunfight between pro-gov't, opposition supporters

May 26, 2008 22:47

Security officials say at least nine people have been wounded, two seriously, in a gunfight in downtown Beirut between Hizbullah Shiite supporters and pro-government Sunni loyalists. Officials said the two sides traded insults before the shooting Monday night as Hizbullah supporters drove by waving flags and saluting leader Hassan Nasrallah shortly after he finished giving a speech. Officials said the army deployed in the area after the shooting to prevent further clashes.

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