BEIRUT, March 17 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were wounded Sunday by sniper fire in the Alawite Jabal Mohsen neighborhood of Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli.
One of the wounded, identified as Aka Al-Haskeh, was hit by a sniper bullet that penetrated his shoulder and was rushed to al- Zahraa Dispensary for treatment, said a security source.
The incident came one day after two men from the neighborhood were wounded in a knife attack at a nearby vegetable market.
Earlier, several areas in the rival neighborhoods of anti- Syrian government Sunni Jabal Mohsen and pro-Syrian government Alawite Jabal Mohsen came under sniper gunfire amid "cautious calm " in the two districts, local media reported.
Tensions subsided as army units were deployed along Syria Street, which separates the two districts, as well as at all the intersections that connect the two neighborhoods.
The two districts have engaged in deadly clashes since the eruption of the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011.
The Lebanese army has been deployed in the region but failed so far to maintain a permanent ceasefire between the neighborhoods.