Israeli Bomb Kills Four U.N. Observers
The United Nations peacekeepers were holed up at an observation post in southern Lebanon. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was “shocked” at the “apparently deliberate targeting” of the post.
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Four United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an Israeli air strike on an observation post in southern Lebanon, the UN has said.
A bomb struck the post occupied by the peacekeepers of the Unifil force in the Khiam area, it said.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said he was “shocked” at the “apparently deliberate targeting” of the post.
The attack came as Israel said it would control an area in southern Lebanon until international forces deployed.
The force will be discussed at crisis talks to be held in Rome on Wednesday.