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Soldier wounded by leftover Nahr al-Bared grenade

This file picture shows the refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

BEIRUT: A hand grenade left over from the 2007 war between the Lebanese Army and Fatah al-Islam in the northern Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared exploded Monday, wounding a Lebanese soldier.

Security sources told The Daily Star that Pvt. Zaher Khaled al-Miqdad, 29, was seriously wounded when the grenade blew up near Mhamra.

The sources said Miqdad was taken to a hospital, where he is being closely monitored.

The conflict between the Lebanese Army and Fatah al-Islam ended in September 2007 with the military taking full control of the camp after eliminating the remaining terrorist pockets.





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