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Car bombing in southern Lebanon kills local Palestinian official

Car bombing in southern Lebanon kills local Palestinian official

A car bombing Tuesday in Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon killed an official with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction in what some observers suspect was an attempt to exacerbate tensions within the refugee community.

Fathi Zeidan, secretary of the Palestinian refugee camp Mieh Mieh, was killed when a bomb planted under the seat of his car exploded, according to the official Lebanese National News Agency. Local media outlets reported four other casualties from the blast.

Mieh Mieh, located approximately 24 miles south of Beirut, the Lebanese capital, is one of two major camps in Sidon and is home to some 5,250 registered refugees,...

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