BEIRUT — Twelve people were wounded by stabbing Monday evening during a fight between rival families in Deir Ammar, north of Tripoli, L'Orient Today's correspondent in the region reported, citing eyewitnesses and medical sources.
The fight took place near the headquarters of the city's municipal council. Medical workers transported five of the injured to nearby hospitals, while the other seven had only minor injuries.
Security problems have worsened in crisis-hit Lebanon as the economy crumbles. In September 2022, caretaker Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi announced a "sustainable" security plan for northern Lebanon, following deadly shootings in Tripoli that raised fears of renewed violence. Despite the measures, violent incidents have continued in the city.
Reporting contributed by Michel Hallak