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Fatah commander killed in Lebanon blast

A commander of the Fatah faction loyal to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has been killed in an explosion in a refugee camp in south Lebanon.

world Updated: Jul 29, 2008 22:28 IST

A commander of the Fatah faction loyal to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has been killed on Tuesday in an explosion in a refugee camp in south Lebanon, a Palestinian official said.

"Talal al-Asmar was killed when a bomb placed near a Fatah office in Ain el-Helweh exploded," the official said on condition of anonymity, adding that the device was triggered by remote control.

Another official linked the attack to a deadly row on July 20 in the Ain el-Helweh camp during which three Palestinians were killed, including Shehade Jawhar of the Islamist group Jund al-Sham who had been wanted by the Lebanese authorities for murder.

"It was a retaliation for the assassination of Shehade Jawhar," he said.