Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Israeli Bombs Hit UN Facility

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Four UN "peacekeepers" are dead in what appears to be a mistargeted bomb:

A U.N. observer post was hit by an Israeli airstrike in south Lebanon Tuesday, killing four peacekeepers, U.N. officials said.

A bomb directly hit the building and shelter of an Indian patrol base from the observer force in the town of Khiyam near the eastern end of the border with Israel, said Milos Struger, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL.

U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said in New York that the Security Council was informed that four officers with UNIFIL were killed, but he had no other information.

"We're obviously very sorry," Boltin (sic) said. "We're attempting to get information where we can to confirm the nature of the incident."

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