Grenade explodes in Lebanon’s Ain al-Hilweh camp as more suspects turn themselves in

Published August 19th, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The entrance to the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp is seen in southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
The entrance to the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp is seen in southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)

A grenade exploded Friday morning in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh as a suspect followed suit of other fugitives and handed himself over to the military.

The state-run National News Agency reported that a grenade exploded in the al-Fawqani Street in the southern Lebanon camp. No casualties were reported.

A similar incident occurred Thursday morning.

The overnight explosion was followed by the surrender of more militants to Lebanese security forces.

Local media reported that a supporter of radical Sheikh Ahmad Assir turned himself in to the Lebanese Army Friday.

Ahmad Mahmoud Hneine has been hiding out in the Taamir neighborhood of Ain al-Hilweh, the largest Palestinian camp in Lebanon.

More than 20 wanted men have now turned themselves in over the last three weeks. They have largely been comprised of Assir followers and those accused of belonging to extremist groups.

NNA also reported that unknown arsonists set a vehicle that belongs to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine official Atef Khalil ablaze overnight.


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