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    The embattled capital of the Lebanon, Beirut, once again rocked to fierce gunfire and explosions on Wednesday (8 October), and the Governor quickly introduced yet another dusk to dawn curfew in the city.

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    The embattled capital of the Lebanon, Beirut, once again rocked to fierce gunfire and explosions on Wednesday (8 October), and the Governor quickly introduced yet another dusk to dawn curfew in the city. The day's violence left at least twenty people dead and more than a hundred wounded.

    During Tuesday night and Wednesday morning the fighting raged in and around Beirut. Police said that one mortar bomb which exploded outside a city bakery had killed 14 people and wounded more than sixty. Four more mortar bombs went off in a street leading from the main square shortly after dawn, injuring two people.

    The Governor's order said that the curfew would be in force from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. (16.00 to 03.00 GMT) until further notice, with the aim of ensuring public safety and security. It would not apply to medical and some other essential services.

    The new fighting dashed hopes that the city would return to normal after the three-day Moslem Id-el-Fitr holiday which ended in the Lebanon on Wednesday night. Previously there had been five days of relative calm throughout the city following the latest ceasefire which was supposed to come into effect last Friday (3 October). It was the fifth ceasefire to be announced in the past three weeks.

    SYNOPSIS: Once again violence returned to the streets of Beirut, capital of Lebanon, on Wednesday. Fierce gunfire and bomb explosions rocked the city and the Governor quickly announced yet another dusk to dawn curfew. The day's violence left at least twenty people dead and more than a hundred wounded.

    Police said that one mortar bomb which exploded outside a city bakery, had killed fourteen people and wounded more than sixty. Four more mortar bombs went off in a street leading from the main square shortly after dawn, injuring two people.

    The renewed fighting dashed hopes that the city would return to normal after the three day festival celebrating the end of the Ramadan Muslim fast. Previously there had been five days of relative calm throughout the city following the latest ceasefire which had come into effect last Friday. It was the fight ceasefire to be announced in the past three weeks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB8U8HLB29EP592L5J728F3YZW
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8U8HLB29EP592L5J728F3YZW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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