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Shootout with army kills one in north Lebanon

A shootout between the army and a group of suspects in the northern port city of Tripoli left one suspect dead and two wounded.

BEIRUT // A Lebanese security official says a shootout between the army and a group of suspects in the northern port city of Tripoli left one suspect dead and two wounded. The official says the shooting occurred early today in the mostly Sunni Bab el-Tabaneh neighborhood. A woman passer-by was also wounded. The official says the army was pursuing the suspects who were in a car and who opened fire, prompting the soldiers to shoot back.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to the media. Soldiers later fanned out in the area and arrested 10 people. It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was related to Islamic militants active in Tripoli. Two bus bombings recently killed 23 people there. * AP