Pro-Hizbullah Lebanese Injure 14 UN Peacekeepers

[AP] Bassem Mroue - Shiite Muslims sympathetic to Hizbullah threw stones at UN peacekeeping troops in southern Lebanon Saturday, lightly injuring 14 soldiers, in an attempt to prevent an investigation near the site of last Tuesday's explosion of a Hizbullah weapons depot. A peacekeeping patrol fired warning shots in the air to clear its path, said peacekeeping spokeswoman Yasmina Bouziane. About 100 people attempted to hamper the activity of the UN peacekeepers less than a mile from the site of the explosion in Khirbet Silim, about 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the Israeli border.

2009-07-20 06:00:00

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