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21 Lebanese killed by Israeli 'dud' bomblets since war

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    21 killed by dud bomblets since war By Agence France Presse (AFP) Monday, October 09, 2006 Daily Star BEIRUT: Twenty-one Lebanese have been killed and more
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      21 killed by 'dud' bomblets since war
      By Agence France Presse (AFP)
      Monday, October 09, 2006
      Daily Star

      BEIRUT: Twenty-one Lebanese have been killed and more than 100 wounded
      by unexploded Israeli bombs and bomblets dropped by Israel in the
      July-August war, the United Nations and Lebanese police said Sunday .

      As of October 3, 124 people had been killed or wounded by unexploded
      bombs, mostly submunitions that landed indiscriminately in civilian
      areas, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian
      Affairs (OCHA) said.

      Lebanese police said that 21 people have been killed by the bomblets,
      including 16 civilians and five army bomb-disposal experts, since the
      34-day conflict ended on August 14.

      On Sunday, 57-year-old Ali Khalil Arbani became the latest reported
      casualty after he was wounded by a bomblet as he gardened in the village
      of Zawtar Sharqieh in the South, losing a finger, police said.

      The Lebanese Army says that there are "possibly around one million"
      unexploded bomblets scattered around the South.

      The Israeli newspaper Haaretz said last month that the army fired at
      least 1.2 million bomblets into Lebanon during the conflict. The OCHA
      said it had recorded 608 areas where cluster munitions had been fired
      "with more locations being identified every day."

      The cluster bombs used by Israel contain hundreds of bomblets which are
      widely dispersed on impact. - AFP

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