x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Clashes flare in Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Lebanese security officials say clashes between rival factions in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp have killed one person and injured at least 13.

BEIRUT // Lebanese security officials say clashes between rival factions in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp have killed one person and injured at least 13.

The clashes in the Ein el-Hilweh camp near the southern city of Sidon began Monday night after a member of the extremist Fatah Al Islam group was shot and wounded in what appeared to be a personal dispute.

The incident sparked a firefight in which a Palestinian from the mainstream Fatah group was killed and five people were injured.

The officials said heavy clashes with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades resumed on Tuesday.

At least 8 people were injured, according to the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak with the media.