Middle East

Soldier suspected of firing towards Beirut protesters is under investigation - army

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Army soldiers are seen behind a glass with gun holes, after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

CAIRO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A Lebanese soldier suspected of firing towards protesters in Beirut on Thursday is under investigation, the army said on Saturday.

Seven people were killed in clashes that erupted near the site of a protest against the judge leading an inquiry into a catastrophic port explosion in Beirut last year.

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Reporting by Yasmin Hussein; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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