Accidental shooting causes scare in Beirut
One of the bodyguards of Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim cleric mistakenly opened fire while cleaning his weapon, killing a policeman and wounding a passerby Friday, army sources said, DPA reported.
The incident happened near the residence of Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohamed Rashid Qabbani in Beirut, a spokesman for the c,ergyman said.
The shooting caused panic, as many thought it was an attack on the residence of the Grand Mufti, a close ally of caretaker Premier Saad Hariri.
Tension has been high in Lebanon since ministers loyal to the militant Shiite group Hezbollah pulled out of Hariri's government last week, triggering a political crisis.