Shooting in Lebanon refugee camp leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

AP News
Posted: Jul 28, 2015 4:22 PM

BEIRUT (AP) — Palestinian officials say a shooting in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon has killed two people and wounded three.

Tuesday's shooting in the Ein el-Hilweh camp comes two days after an official from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party — Talal Baladneh, who was also known as Talal the Jordanian — was ambushed and killed in a hail of gunfire near the camp.

The Palestinian officials say one of killed men was a member of the extremist Jund al-Sham group while the other belonged to Fatah. The wounded included two civilians and a Jund al-Sham member. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

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Shootings are common in Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp and a haven for militants and fugitives.