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Gunmen open fire at residence in town south of Beirut, army looking for suspects

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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.

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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.

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.

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Al Arabiya English's Joseph Haboush and Ismaeel Naar contributed to this report.