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Tuesday, 13 August, 2002, 05:27 GMT 06:27 UK
Fatah HQ in southern Lebanon attacked

Palestinian sources at a refugee camp in southern Lebanon say the local headquarters of the Fatah movement has been attacked.

They say one Fatah member was killed and at least six wounded in the assault, in which automatic weapons and grenades were used.

Witnesses say the attackers appeared to be from an Islamic militant group also based at the camp, Ein el-Hilweh, on the outskirts of Sidon.

Correspondents say tension has been high at the camp since Fatah and other groups assisted the Lebanese army last month to arrest a militant, Badieh Hamadeh, who was suspected of killing three Lebanese soldiers.

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