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Second UN Post Comes Under Israeli Attack: Two Peacekeepers Wounded PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 July 2006 10:56
Second UN Post Comes Under Israeli Attack: Two Peacekeepers Wounded

CBC News
- Two UN peackeepers from India were wounded Saturday in an Israeli airstrike near their border post in southern Lebanon. The two soldiers were part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and were wounded near the border village of Adaisseh, UNIFIL spokesman Milos Strugar said.


2 Indian UN peacekeepers
wounded in southern Lebanon

CBC News
Last Updated Sat, 29 Jul 2006

The soldiers were said to be "moderately wounded" and their UN observation post was damaged in the attack, as well, Strugar said.

Earlier this week, an Israeli bomb destroyed a UN observer post in south Lebanon, killing at least three observers. Another observer, including Canadian soldier Hess-von Kruedener, is missing and presumed dead.

On Friday, the United Nations said it will remove 50 unarmed observers from posts along the border between Israel and Lebanon to ensure their safety.

Hess-von Kruedener and the other observers from Austria, China and Finland had taken cover in a bomb shelter under a building marked as a UN post when they were attacked.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said he doesn't believe Israel deliberately attacked the UN post.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert apologized to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for that bombing, and promised a full investigation, saying the attacks were a mistake.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 July 2006 10:56

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