Tensions high in Beirut following assassination of security chief

Gunfire was heard in central Beirut while police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who broke through one outer security barrier in front of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati's offices to demand his resignation in response to the assassination of Lebanon's security chief. Tensions remain high, and travellers should exercise extreme caution. Avoid all public and political demonstrations since they may become violent without notice. Travellers should consider postponing travel to Lebanon at this time.

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