Toll in clashes at Lebanon Palestinian camp rises to 5

The toll in two days of clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon rises to five, medics say, as local factions worked to implement a security plan.

Clashes erupted in the Ein al-Hilweh late Friday as Palestinian factions participating in a joint security force begun deploying throughout the area in the southern city of Sidon.

They came under fire from a local Islamic extremist group in part of the camp, prompting clashes that Lebanese and Palestinian medics said Sunday have now killed five people and wounded at least 30, mostly civilians.

Among the dead were two civilians, two members of the joint Palestinian security force and one member of the extremist group, the medical sources said.


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