Gunbattle at Palestinian camp in Lebanon kills two

EIN AL-HILWEH, Lebanon (Reuters) – Two people were killed on Saturday in a gunbattle between members of the Fatah faction and Sunni Islamist militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon, camp officials said.

One man was shot while trying to intervene to halt the clash at Ein al-Hilweh camp between Fatah and Jund al-Sham, a small al Qaeda-inspired Islamist group. The second dead man was a member of the group.

Another Jund al-Sham fighter was seriously wounded in the fighting at the camp, which is near the city of Sidon in southern Lebanon.

Sunni Islamist groups have substantial influence in the camp, which is off limits to Lebanese security forces.

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