Heavy fighting in Lebanon's Ain el-Hilweh camp: At least eight people killed
Eight people, including six members of Fatah movement, were killed and 25 others wounded when the secular faction clashed with a Muslim fundamentalist group in south Lebanon's Ain al Hilweh refugee camp, medical sources said.
Witnesses said both sides fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades in fighting that erupted ahead of the funerals of two people killed in an ambush in the Ain el-Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon on Saturday.
AFP said Mahmoud Zayyat, a Lebanese photographer, and a reporter for a local newspaper, was wounded in his feet by shrapnel, the witnesses said.
Tension mounted sharply in the camp after Islamist leader Abdullah Shreidi was ambushed on Saturday. Shreidi, who is wanted by Lebanon, was critically wounded in the attack.
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