The Lebanese military moved forcefully Monday to quell simmering sectarian tensions around the country stoked by a Beirut bombing last week that assassinated a top security official, deploying troops in the areas worst affected and issuing a statement demanding that politicians work to calm their supporters. In certain areas where armed protesters had exchanged gunfire with the military, the army dispatched armored patrols and sought to detain those suspected of fomenting the violence.
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