By Arab News
At least five people including three Hezbollah members were killed in Khalde, south of Beirut on Sunday when a funeral for a party member was ambushed.
Several people were wounded in the exchange of fire in the Khalde area between members of the Lebanese Shiite group and Sunni residents, after a funeral for Ali Shibli was attacked.
Shibli was killed the night before.
Sectarian tensions have long flared in Khalde between the town’s mixed Shi’ite and Sunni residents.Volume 70%
Footage of a video broadcast on Hezbollah’s Manar TV channel showed a volley of gunfire being fired on the convoy of mourners arriving at the home of Shibli.
Iranian-backed Hezbollah urged the Lebanese authorities to pursue the culprits saying the incident reflected lawlessness and bigotry.
Prime minister-designate Najib Mikati appealed for “restraint” and warned against confessional “discord”.