A Lebanese soldier stands next to the car of assassinated Arab Democatic Party official Abdel-Rahman Diad in Tripoli, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The Arab Democratic Party issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Lebanese authorities Thursday following the assassination of a party official in the restive northern city of Tripoli.The killing of Abdel-Rahman Diab triggered violence in the city, leaving two people killed and five others wounded by sniper fire.Diab was the father of one of the detained suspects in last year's twin mosque bombings in Tripoli.Two men were shot dead by sniper fire following the fatal shooting of the ADP official.Prime Minister Tammam Salam denounced the assassination and instructed the Lebanese Army to act "quickly and decisively" to apprehend the perpetrators, vowing "zero tolerance" for any attempts to undermine Tripoli's security.
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