Armed gunmen Tuesday opened fire at a residence in a town south of Beirut less than a week after sectarian clashes broke out in the area between Hezbollah supporters and a local tribe.
Villa Shibley in Khaldeh was shot at by unknown assailants, the Lebanese army said in a statement. An army unit arrived at the scene following the incident and a search is underway to apprehend the suspects, the army said.
No further details were provided.
Last Thursday, two people were killed in clashes that broke out between Hezbollah supporters and a local clan in Khaldeh over a religious banner.
Watch: Video shows heavy gunfire ringing out between local tribes and #Hezbollah members in #Beirut’s southern town of Khaldeh. Local eyewitnesses tell Al Arabiya English that an argument over the displaying of a religious flag led to the clash.https://t.co/0yp6u81hwl pic.twitter.com/4E0pCXdzKs— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 27, 2020
Local eyewitnesses told Al Arabiya English that an argument over the displaying of a religious flag in Khaldeh led to a gunfight between the two sides.
Al Arabiya English's Joseph Haboush and Ismaeel Naar contributed to this report.