2 Dead, 5 Hurt as Families Dispute Erupts into Gunfire in Bab al-Tabbaneh


Two people were killed and five others were wounded on Sunday when a dispute between the families of Shaaban and Zahra erupted into gunfire in the Tripoli district of Bab al-Tabbaneh, state-run National News Agency reported.

The wounded were rushed to the Islamic Hospital in Tripoli as Internal Security Forces and army troops arrived immediately on the scene and contained the situation, NNA said.

The agency identified the dead as Hassan Khalaf and Syrian national Mustafa al-Kharfan. It identified the wounded as Talal Zahra, Mahmoud Zahra, Hussam al-Sabbagh, Ahmed al-Msann and Mustafa al-Mshadd.

Earlier on Sunday, LBCI television reported that “two people were killed and 10 others wounded as a personal dispute over the rent of an apartment erupted into gunfire in Bab al-Tabbaneh.”

Clashes on Friday and Saturday between Bab al-Tabbaneh and the rival Jabal Mohsen district left over 20 people wounded, including three soldiers.

Security forces managed to restore calm in the two districts on Sunday.

Comments 7
Thumb makhaleh 29 July 2012, 21:57

shaaban wow i remember getting into fights with them these guys are thugs you walk by them and they start something when will they ever stop

Thumb lebanon_first 29 July 2012, 22:22

These guys are sick. They should learn to express their emotions without pulling the trigger.

One other proof our problem is not a sectarian problem. It is a problem of proliferation of weapons. Arms possession in lebanon should be regulated and illegal arms should be banned.

Thumb makhaleh 29 July 2012, 23:12

yes they should totally agree

Thumb makhaleh 29 July 2012, 23:12

yes we do lol and i agree the army has to do something abt those families also taybah, khaznah and mouri families they r ruining tripoli

Missing castro@46 30 July 2012, 14:17

Well said the 1phoenix they are cowards ,for years they were under the Syrian shoes and not once they fired a shot at the Syrian army ,look at them now trying to attack our army ,they are nothing but scum bags ..

Missing jabalm 30 July 2012, 14:23


Missing castro@46 31 July 2012, 11:21

the1phoenix it is true buddy,shout Kataeb and they would run .I have no respect for them because all they do is cuase trouble for our country..