Lebanon detained 19 people over recent deadly clashes – state news agency

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Lebanon detained 19 people in relation to recent gunfire in Beirut, state National News Agency reported on Friday. 

Seven Shi’ite Muslims were killed by gunfire on Thursday that began as people were assembling for a protest called by the Shi’ite group Hezbollah against Judge Tarek Bitar, in hours of clashes.

(Reported by Ahmed Tolba, Writing by Moataz Abdelrahiem)

Photo A gun hole is seen on a window at a building a day after clashes in the area of Tayouneh in Beirut, Lebanon, 15 October 2021. At least six people were killed and 20 wounded at a Beirut rally organized by Hezbollah and Amal movements to demand the dismissal of the Beirut blast lead investigator. EPA-EFE/WAEL HAMZEH

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