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IDF Guard Wounded at Ansar Prison Camp

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An Israel Defense Force guard at the Ansar prison camp in south Lebanon was wounded yesterday during a riot among the Arab prisoner-detainees. Four of the inmates were wounded by shots fired by the guards to quell the disturbance.

The army spokesman said that an inmate was caught while trying to escape yesterday evening, and fellow inmates stoned the guards, hitting one of them in the head. The guards were ordered to fire warning shots.

Relocation of the camp structures, with tents and huts being put on tarmac and cement bases to prevent the digging of escape tunnels, is nearly completed, army sources said. During the relocation process, numerous tunnels were found, some of them near completion to areas outside the camp perimeter.

In other developments, a French soldier serving with the multinational peacekeeping force in Beirut was killed and two other French soldiers were wounded this morning when a French army truck was hit by gunfire in an ambush. Yesterday, two American marines were killed and eight wounded, and an Italian soldier was wounded during heavy shelling in the Beirut area by warring Shiite Moslems and Christian Phalangists.

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