13 wounded in clashes in north Lebanon camp

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Posted: Jun 18, 2012 1:33 PM
13 wounded in clashes in north Lebanon camp

Lebanese security officials say three soldiers and 10 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes inside a refugee camp in the country's north.

The clashes broke out Monday in the Nahr el-Bared camp during the funeral of a Palestinian who was killed in a confrontation Friday.

There are tensions between Palestinian in Nahr el-Bared and Lebanese soldiers left over from three months of clashes in 2007 between the army and an al-Qaida-inspired Islamic extremist group. The battles killed more than 170 soldiers, as well as dozens of militants and Palestinian civilians.

Security officials speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations said the confrontations erupted Monday after Palestinians tried to attack army bases at the camp, setting fire to an army vehicle.

There are about 400,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.