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Second day of clan clashes in Baalbek wounds one

BEIRUT: One person was wounded as a result of clashes between the Jaafar clan and the Zeaiter family in Baalbek that entered their second day Sunday. 

The scuffle, which took place in the neighborhood of Hay al-Sharawina, broke out because of family- and trade-related disputes as well as a stolen car. 

The two clans attacked each other with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades until the Army intervened, blocked the road at the town’s northern entrance and carried out raids in the area.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 13, 2014, on page 3.

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