Palestinian Dead, 3 Hurt as Residents Clash with Army in Nahr al-Bared

Posted on: June 16, 2012 at 00:49
A Palestinian was killed and three others were wounded on Friday when the Lebanese army opened fire during a spat at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, a Palestinian source told Agence France Presse.

The violence erupted after the army arrested two Palestinian men who were on a motorcycle and refused to stop at a checkpoint, the source said.

State-run National News Agency said the motorcyclist had no identification papers. It later identified him as Mohammed M.

The arrest prompted hundreds of the camp’s residents to block roads with burning tires and hurl stones at army troops, the source told AFP.

Meanwhile, LBC television reported that residents in the al-Beddawi camp, also in northern Lebanon, “blocked roads with burning tires to protest what happened at the Nahr al-Bared camp.”

Source:Agence France Presse Naharnet
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