Lebanese pro-Hezbollah Cleric Unhurt in Shooting

The attack on Sheik Maher Hammoud in the port city of Sidon raises fears that fighting between Sunni and Shi'ite factions in neighboring Syria will cause internal, sectarian violence in Lebanon to flare up.

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Gunmen opened fire on a prominent pro-Hezbollah Sunni cleric in southern Lebanon on Monday but failed to hit him, security officials said.