Man killed in Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon

October 14, 2006 21:26


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A Lebanese man was killed Saturday by a stray bullet at the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon, security officials said. A scuffle between rival factions in the camp - the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Jund al-Sham, an Islamic group backed by Syria - escalated into a shootout, the officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to the media. Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a 25-year-old Lebanese man with no ties to either group, was severely wounded by a stray bullet, they said. He died later at a hospital, they added. Ein el-Hilweh, with a population of 75,000, is the largest of Lebanon's 12 Palestinian refugee camps. Nearly all Palestinian guerrilla groups have offices in the camp, where clashes and vendetta killings are frequent.

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