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Member of Joint Palestinian Security Forces Killed in Ain el-Hilweh Clashes

Cautious calm prevailed on Friday at the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh following armed clashes that left two dead and several wounded, the National News Agency reported.

The clashes, that saw the use of bombs and sniper shooting in al-Fawqani street, subsided early Friday.

It first began when an armed group affiliated to fugitive Bilal Abou Arqoub opened fire at the Joint Palestinians Security Forces center in the camp, NNA said.

One man, identified as Obaida the son of Bilal Abu Arqoub, was killed and eight others were wounded.

A member of the Joint Palestinians Forces, Abu Ali Talal, who was wounded in Thursday's fight succumbed to his wounds on Friday, it added.

Ain el-Hilweh is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, and it is the scene of regular clashes.

Source: Naharnet


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