November 12, 2019 / 10:39 PM / 23 days ago

Soldier opens fire to disperse protest in Lebanon's Khaldeh, wounding one: army

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Lebanese soldier opened fire to disperse protesters blocking a road in Khaldeh south of Beirut on Tuesday night, wounding one person, the army said in a statement.

It the soldier was detained and the incident is under investigation.

Local media and a security source said earlier that a man had been shot dead at a road block in Khaldeh. Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed said the man had been protesting when he was shot.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Sandra Maler

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