Cautious Calm in Ain el-Hilweh after Armed Groups Trade Fire
Cautious calm was on Thursday afternoon engulfing the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh after an exchange of gunfire between two armed groups, the National News Agency said.
NNA said Youssef Orqoub, the son of notorious fugitive Bilal Orqoub, was seriously wounded in the clash.
It added that two other people were injured, one of them Kamal al-Dawoudi, a bodyguard of the head of the Mujahid Islamic Movement Sheikh Jamal Khattab.
Al-Jadeed television meanwhile reported that "intensive contacts" were underway to contain the situation.
Earlier in the day, NNA said a group led by B.A. traded fire with members of the Islamist Usbat al-Ansar group after the Palestinian Kh.Kh., who is loyal to Usbat al-Ansar, opened fire at Y.A., a son of the leader of the first group, wounding him in the stomach.
Thursday's incidents are linked to the clash that erupted two days ago according to NNA.
Two Palestinian civilians were wounded in that incident.