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BEIRUT, Lebanon, (AP) – Lebanese security officials say that clashes between pro- and anti-government supporters overnight left three people dead and four wounded in the east of the country.

The officials say the violence, which involved machinegun fire and rockets, occurred in the eastern villages of Taalabaya and Saadnayel but calmed Tuesday morning after the army sent reinforcements.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The incident was the worst since last month’s agreement in Qatar between rival Lebanese factions to end an 18-month political crisis. The deal followed sectarian gunbattles between Hezbollah-led opposition supporters and pro-government Sunni loyalists that claimed 81 lives.

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