| GEO World|
| Four dead, 50 wounded in Lebanon clashes|
| Updated at: 1952 PST, Wednesday, July 09, 2008|
TRIPOLI: Four people were killed and 50 others wounded on Wednesday in renewed sectarian clashes in Lebanon's second largest city Tripoli.
Explosions and machinegun fire rocked the city from midnight as supporters of the government and opposition battled on the outskirts of the port.
Nine persons were killed and 41 injured in the deadly clashes between government supporters and opposition last month.
Lebanon ended an 18-month political crisis in May with the Western-backed coalition and the Hezbollah-led opposition reaching an accord mediated by Qatar. The conflict had led to a violent showdown between the two sides in Beirut.
Delays in the formation of a national unity government, as stipulated in May's accord, have raised fears of a further deterioration in the security situation.