Deadly shooting rocks Beirut as tensions over blast probe erupt

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BEIRUT (Reuters) -At least two people were killed in Beirut on Thursday when heavy gunfire targeted supporters of the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah, as they headed to a protest demanding the removal of the judge investigating last year’s explosion at the city’s port. The shooting on a frontline of the 1975-90 civil war marks some of Lebanon’s worst civil strife in years, and highlights a deepening political crisis over the probe into the catastrophic Aug. 4, 2020 blast. The Lebanese army said in a statement the gunfire had targeted protesters as they passed through a traffic circle located …

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