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Friday, May 27, 2011

UNIFIL member killed, 4 injured in Lebanese blast

From AFP:
An Italian peacekeeper was killed and four wounded, one gravely, in an explosion targeting a UN patrol in south Lebanon on Friday, ANSA news agency reported, citing defence ministry sources.
Contacted by AFP, a defence ministry spokesman in Rome said: "I can confirm the attack but as the rescue is still under way I do not have a very clear idea of the situation. In principle we have one fallen and one gravely injured."
Other sources are saying two were killed.

JPost notes:
The explosion happened on the UN's International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, when peacekeepers killed in missions across the world are commemorated by their colleagues.
Must be Israel's fault. Probably rage at Netanyahu's speeches.