Clashes continue in Lebanon

Clashes continue in Lebanon, death toll 9

The death toll  9 in a Lebanese refugee camp rose to nine on Monday in three days of clashes between Palestinian factions that have pitted members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party against Islamist groups.

A Lebanese lawmaker announced a ceasefire agreement late Monday, but some firing continued, and earlier attempts at a ceasefire had failed to stop the shooting and shelling in the narrow streets of the Ein al-Hilweh camp.

The violence began on Saturday when an unidentified gunman tried to kill Mahmoud Khalil, a Palestinian militant, but shot his accomplice instead.