Explosion in Lebanon schoolyard wounds four-year-old Palestinian girl

October 16, 2007 12:28


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A grenade detonator went off Tuesday at a school in northern Lebanon, chopping off two of a four-year-old Palestinian girl's fingers and lightly wounding a young man who was next to her, security officials said. The explosion occurred as Malak Toufic Sharaf, a girl who fled with her family from the recent fighting in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared, was toying with the detonator at al-Salam school in Tripoli, the officials said. The school is housing dozens of Palestinian refugees from the camp, the officials said, adding that authorities were investigating how Sharaf got the detonator. The other Palestinian, Suleiman Mohammed Abul-Hajal, 18, was wounded in the ear as he passed.

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