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Two killed, 7 wounded in north Lebanon family dispute

  • The Lebanese Army deploys in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh after a family dispute escalated into a shooting match, killing two, on Saturday, July 22, 2012. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

  • The Lebanese Army deploys in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh after a family dispute escalated into a shooting match, killing two, on Saturday, July 22, 2012. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Two people were killed and seven people wounded Saturday when a family dispute in the northern city of Tripoli led to an exchange of gunfire; the Lebanese Army is searching for the shooters.

Members of the Aswad and Khalaf families exchanged fire in the neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh using light weaponry. Hossam and Yehya Khalaf were killed and seven people were wounded. During the shooting, a hand grenade was thrown at a store, which subsequently burned down.

The Army arrived at the scene two hours into the clash and promptly restored calm and order.

In a statement released Saturday night, the Army said it had begun pursuing perpetrators and had arrested a number of suspects.

 
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