Wedding dispute ends in bloody gunfight

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The army was called in to quell the fighting. Photo credit: Getty

Three people have been killed after a brawl turned into an exchange of gunfire during a wedding near the ancient Lebanese city of Baalbek, Lebanon's National News Agency says.

The singer who performed during the wedding was among those killed in the deadly brawl after midnight that also injured four people on Sunday, according to several local news stations.

Gunshots were heard in the area after news spread in the locality, with the army and security forces stepping up their presence to pre-empt any backlash, the state news agency said.

Local media reported the first shots were allegedly fired by a man at the wedding who was infuriated by the singer's lyrics. The singer apparently was praising some of the family members in song, before turning to one of the attendees and telling him, "This is not for you."

Reuters / Newshub.