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  • 10:52 - 20 August 2017

calm in Ein Hilweh following armed tension

 Gaza,(DRAH.ps)-- A relative calm returned on Saturday morning to Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon following two days of sporadic armed clashes between Palestinian security forces and members of an extremist group.

 The fighting started on Thursday after a leader of an armed faction called the Badr group opened fire at the headquarters of the joint security unit, which is composed of main Palestinian factions.

 Last April, seven people were killed in clashes in the camp between the Badr group and the joint security unit after it was deployed there.

 The son of the Badr group's leader was killed in Thursday's clashes and a member of the security forces died from wounds on Friday morning, the Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) said. Eight other people were wounded in the events.

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