A burned car in the Mankoubeen area in Tripoli, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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One person was killed and several wounded Friday as tensions rose in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli after clashes erupted following a rocket attack on the northeastern Lebanese town of Arsal that killed eight people.Clashes intensified after Assi's death as sniping and gunfire reached the Tripoli-Akkar main highway while a number of shells hit Syria Street.Following a Lebanese Army statement pertaining to the attack on Arsal, a number of gunmen from Bab al-Tabbaneh began shooting in the air in anger, after which an exchange of gunfire erupted between the Tripoli neighborhood and its rival, Jabal Mohsen.Friday, a rocket attack from Syria on Arsal killed eight people including six children.
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