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Conflict Incident Report

Grenade exploded in Ain el-Hilweh after clash

Date of incident: 
September 3, 2017
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A hand grenade exploded by accident at 8:00 am in the al-Briksat neighborhood of the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, causing no casualties.


The camp had witnessed violence overnight after a dispute over “children playing with firecrackers” escalated into an armed clash between the Islamist Usbat al-Ansar and Jund al-Sham groups.


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Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.