AP, BBC NEWS (UK), AL JAZEERA (Qatar)
BEIRUT – Overnight clashes in Lebanon have killed at least three people in the northern city of Tripoli and left dozens injured, following the funeral of senior intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan.
Al Jazeera reports that violence erupted after protesters tried to storm the offices of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, adding that although Hassan’s funeral had been billed as a protest against Syrian meddling in Lebanon, it quickly turned into equal, if not greater, anger at Mikati and his government.
According to security officials and state-run media, there are fears that Syria's civil war is spilling over into its smaller neighbor, after Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan and at least two other people were killed in a car bomb attack on Friday, AP reports.
Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mikati have agreed to a joint probe into the car bomb which killed the top anti-Syrian intelligence official and two other people in an east Beirut neighborhood, a US spokesman told BBC News.