Two militants of the powerful Shiite Hezbollah movement were killed on Saturday in a firefight with members of a Sunni clan in eastern Lebanon, a security official told Gulf News.

“Members of the Shiite (Sunni) family opened fire at a Hezbollah checkpoint in the center of Baalbek, provoking militants to return fire,” the official said.

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“The incident let to clashes that killed two Hezbollah members and wounded five people,” the official added.

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