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Two Hezbollah militants killed in Lebanon clashes

Lebanese Hezbollah militants stand in their post in Iqlim al-Touffah, southern Lebanon on May 16, 2010

Lebanese Hezbollah militants stand in their post in Iqlim al-Touffah, southern Lebanon on May 16, 2010  (AFP/File)

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 AFP.

"Members of the Shiah (Sunni Muslim) family opened fire at a Hezbollah checkpoint in the centre of Baalbek, provoking militants to return fire," the official said.

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

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