08-07-2020 05:13 PM Jerusalem Timing

Shooting Erupts in Tripoli Killing Two

Shooting Erupts in Tripoli Killing Two

A shootout erupted on Wednesday at the Qobbeh government hospital in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

Lebanese army deployed in northern city of Tripoli after clashes (Archive)A shootout erupted on Wednesday at the Qobbeh government hospital in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

The incident was soon followed by the emergence of gunmen in the area between the Tripoli neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

Taher Mohsen Jadeed and his brothers Youssef and Mehdi were wounded in the hospital shootout.

Al-Manar TV correspondent reported that two men were killed by sniper fire, along with another five people injured during the shooting incident which was soon followed by the emergence of the gunmen near Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

Local media outlets confirmed that the armed presence near the two neighborhoods was linked to the hospital shooting.

The reports that the army soon blocked the roads that witnessed clashes in Tripoli in the past, including the Talaat al-Omari and Syria streets, as well as the Baqqar area.

They also stated that a bomb exploded in Bab al-Qamh and two Energa-type rifle-launched grenades were hurled in Tripoli's Syria Street."

Tensions were also high in Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen over a dispute at a vegetable market on Saturday.

Gunshots were heard in Jabal Mohsen soon after the dispute.