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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:26 PM
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Bomb hits U.N. peacekeepers in Lebanon
Source: Associated Press

BEIRUT, Lebanon AP) (AP) -- A roadside bomb planted in Lebanon's coastal south exploded Monday near a U.N. post as a peacekeeping vehicle drove past, the second attack targeting the force in less than a month. No one was hurt.

The bomb struck the U.N. jeep as it drove through a village near the southern port city of Tyre, according to a statement from the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon, known as UNIFIL.

A U.N. official at the site of the explosion said the bomb was planted near a bridge on the road to Qassimiyeh. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation television showed Lebanese troops directing traffic and searching the blast scene for evidence.



Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LEBANON_UNIFIL?S...
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SayWhatYo Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:25 PM
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1. I guess they're not that good with IEDs there...
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:42 PM
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2. two Tanzanian peacekeepers ( were killed) so I guess Tanzania didn't pay off
the forces that occupy southern lebanon like the western European nations did.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-17-07 05:19 AM
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3. No. Neither the Tanzanians, nor anyone, was hurt.
On the other hand, six Spanish peacekeepers were killed last month. So your guess has been proved to be baseless, by the information in the article.
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