A Lebanese army officer was shot dead in the country’s second city of Tripoli during fighting between rival sects on Thursday.
A Lebanese army officer was shot dead in the country's second city of Tripoli during fighting between rival sects on Thursday, a security source and state media said.
Lebanon's National News Agency said masked men on a motorcycle had opened fire on the officer, Fadi al-Jbaili, at around 6:30 a.m. local time (0430 GMT), killing him instantly.
Fighting between Tripoli's rivals has killed at least 28 people over the last two weeks.
Long-running tensions between the two sects have been made worse by the three-year-old conflict in neighboring Syria, where armed mercenaries are fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
Earlier on Wednesday, at least three people were killed in fighting in the northern coastal city, including an 11-year-old boy.
Another officer in Lebanon's security forces escaped without injury when gunmen opened fire on him, the National News agency reported on Thursday.