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7 Injured in Fighting Over Front Seat in Southern Town

Seven people were injured after a wealthy businessman’s prestige prevented him from accepting that a person from a lower social status sit at a front row during a condolences prayer in the south, the National News Agency reported.

NNA quoted several witnesses in the town of Buyout al-Siyyad in Tyre as saying on Monday that businessman A.Z. viewed a decision by another man to sit at a row in front of him as a challenge.

While prayers were taking place on the soul of the deceased, his supporters entered the hall and began firing in the air and attacking people with knives and sticks.

Seven people received knife wounds and bruises and one of them suffered injuries from a stray bullet.


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