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Explosion targets UN in Lebanon

2011-12-09 14:41

Beirut - A senior Lebanese military official says an explosion has targeted UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon.

The official said it was not immediately clear if any peacekeepers were hurt in the blast, which occurred near the port city of Tyre.

The official said the explosion on Friday was caused by a roadside bomb. He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

There have been several attacks against UN peacekeepers in Lebanon in the past. In July, a roadside bomb blew up next to a UN convoy carrying French peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, wounding at least five people.

In November, a bomb exploded at a hotel frequented by UN staffers in southern Lebanon, causing damage, but no casualties.