Hezbollah, Amal say armed groups shot at protesters

Lebanon's Hezbollah, Amal parties say armed groups shot at protesters, urge army intervention
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The call for army intervention by Hezbollah and Amal comes as a Lebanese army source told Reuters at least two were killed and seven wounded.
At least two were killed and seven wounded, according to a Lebanese army source [JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty]

Lebanese Shia parties Hezbollah and Amal said armed groups had fired at protesters from rooftops in Beirut on Thursday, aiming at their heads in an attack they said aimed to drag the country to strife.

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In a statement, the parties called on the army to intervene quickly to detain the perpetrators and called on their supporters to remain calm.

A Lebanese army source told Reuters that at least two people were killed and seven were wounded in the shooting.

(Reuters)