|Hezbollah guards martyred in Baalbek gunfire||
Three people were killed in clashes in the Lebanese town of Baalbek on Saturday after gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint manned by Hezbollah, Reuters reported.
One Hezbollah member was martyred and two others were wounded when gunmen opened fire from a car at the checkpoint, security sources said. Hezbollah guards returned fire, killing two men and wounding three, they said.
Lebanese National News Agency reported that at least five people were injured and sent to the hospital.
The Lebanese army was trying to break up the fighting, an NNA correspondent said.
This was the second altercation this week between Hezbollah and terrorists opposed to the resistance group.
Hezbollah fighters traded fire with Sunni fighters at the same checkpoint on Wednesday, resulting in two passers-by and a Hezbollah member being wounded.
Several rockets have been fired at Shia-majority areas in the Bekaa Valley by suspected Syrian terrorists or their supporters.
Hezbollah set up checkpoints in its strongholds after a blast in Beirut's southern suburbs killed 27 people on on August 15.
Baalbek lies in the eastern Bekaa Valley close to the border with Syria, where terrorist linked with some Arab states of the Persian Gulf and Western government are fighting against the Syrian government.
The 30-month conflict in Syria has fueled tensions across Lebanon between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The tensions have erupted at times into street fighting, deadly car bombings and rocket fire.
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