Fighting renewed Friday evening between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime in north Lebanon, hours after three explosions rocked Tripoli.
Fighters in Bab Al-Tabbana and Jabal Mohsen exchanged attacks with rocket propelled grenades, local media reported.
The spiraling clashes left, a yet-to-be-specified number of casualties and displaced scores of residents of the two towns.
The fighting erupted soon after the Friday noon prayers when residents in the predominately Sunni town of Bab Al-Tabbana organized mass protests against the Syrian regime, which angered the Shiite Alawis in Jabal Mohsen.
MPs from Tripoli and public figures are meeting tonight to find way for preventing a further escalation of the fighting, KUNA learnt.
Lebanese President Michel Suleiman instructed the security forces in Tripoli and other southern cities to keep vigilant for any breach of law.
He urged the residents to abide by law and cooperate with the military and security forces in maintaining order and civil peace.