Lebanese troops kill suspected suicide bomber near Palestinian camp

A senior Lebanese military official says troops have shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber near Lebanon's largest Palestinian camp. The official says a man suspected of wearing an explosive belt approached an army checkpoint just outside the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian camp on the outskirts of the southern city of Sidon. Troops opened fire and killed the man instantly, according to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. It is not immediately clear whether the suspected bomber had planned to attack the army position, which had in the past been targeted by Palestinians militants.