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Seven killed in Beirut

Published:Monday | January 28, 2008 | 11:37 AM

At least seven people were killed in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, as protestors clashed with members of the security forces.

The demonstrators were protesting against the distribution of electricity by the Government.

Details on those killed have not been released, however, an investigation has been ordered into the incident.

Lebanese troops reportedly fired shots into the air to disperse the protestors.

One protestor was reportedly shot and died later at hospital.

The Lebanese army said the protestor was struck by a sniper and not by Lebanese troops.