Lebanese troops kill suspected suicide bomber

A senior Lebanese military official said troops shot and killed a suspected suicide bomber near Lebanon’s largest Palestinian camp today.

The official said a man suspected of wearing an explosive belt approached an army checkpoint just outside the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian camp on the outskirts of the southern city of Sidon.

Troops opened fire and killed the man instantly, according to the official.

It is not immediately clear whether the suspected bomber had planned to attack the army position, which had in the past been targeted by Palestinians militants.

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