Palestinian killed in clashes near Lebanon's capital

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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency says one Palestinian has been killed and others wounded during intense clashes that erupted in one of the capital's crowded southern suburbs.

The National News Agency says calm has been restored Friday to Burj al-Barajneh area in south Beirut after clashes that lasted hours. The agency says the army has deployed in the area that houses a Palestinian refugee camp and Lebanese families. The suburb's population is predominantly Shiite Muslims.

The agency says the clashes erupted after a personnel dispute between a Palestinian and Lebanese family. Videos posted online showed heavily-armed men roaming the squalid suburb amid intense clashes. The agency says the clashes involved machine guns and mortars, and left residences and cars severely damaged

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