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U.N. peacekeepers from Italy attacked in Lebanon

Sharif Karim / Reuters

A wounded Italian U.N peacekeeper is seen in his vehicle at Remaily village near the southern Lebanese port city of Sidon May 27, 2011. A bomb blew up a U.N. vehicle near Sidon on Friday, killing an Italian United Nations peacekeeper, security sources said. The explosion occurred on a busy highway leading to Sidon, and four other Italian soldiers were wounded, a security source and a Reuters photographer said.

AP reports:

Officials say an Italian soldier in the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon has been killed by a roadside bomb. Italian government and military officials said Friday's explosion hit a vehicle in Sidon, Lebanon, that was carrying six Italian soldiers. The officials say one soldier died and others were rushed to a hospital. Lebanese police and military officials said the roadside bomb targeted a convoy of U.N. vehicles, wounding at least three people. A U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon is deployed in southern Lebanon to monitor the border with Israel. The force had no immediate comment.

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