Bomb Kills Palestinian Official in Lebanon
Lebanese army and security forces gather at the scene of an explosion on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. (Photo: AP)
Lebanese army and security forces gather at the scene of an explosion on Tuesday, 12 April 2016. (Photo: AP)

Bomb Kills Palestinian Official in Lebanon

A bomb explosion in the southern Lebanon city of Sidon killed an official from the Palestinian Fatah movement on Tuesday, an official from the group said.

Fatah is a secular Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the confederated multi-party Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and has been involved in the revolutionary struggle driven by the state of the Palestinian refugees in the Arab world.

The man was identified as Fathi Zaydan, a Fatah official responsible for the Palestinian camp of Mieh Mieh in Sidon. A photograph of the blast site near a Palestinian refugee camp showed a man’s body lying next to a burning vehicle.

Mieh Mieh camp is home to 5,250 Palestinian refugees, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which aids Palestinian refugees across the region.

The nearby Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh has regularly been the scene of violent disputes between rival factions. One man was killed and others injured earlier this month when one such dispute escalated into gun-battles.

(With inputs from Reuters.)