3 killed in Sunni-Shi'ite clash in south Lebanon

Three people were killed on Sunday when fighting broke out in the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon between followers of a Sunni Salafist preacher and supporters of the Lebanese Shi'ite guerrilla movement Hezbollah, a security official said.


The killings underlined the deepening Shi'ite-Sunni divide in the small but regionally important country, mirroring divisions in neighbouring Syria where a Sunni-led revolt against President Bashar al-Assad broke out 20 months ago. (Reuters)