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U.N. Unit Blames Egypt in Landmine Explosion in Negev

Responsibility for the explosion of a landmine in the Negev, south of Khan Younis, last Sunday was yesterday laid on Egypt by the Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission.

The commission also urged the Egyptians to take greater care in checking infiltrees and marauding bands which cross into Israel from Egyptian territory. Gen. William E. Riley. United Nations truce chief, attended the commission meeting.

Military authorities today reported that two parties of infiltrees, one in the Negev and one in the Judean hills, had been beaten off with casualties earlier this week. In the Negev, Israel border patrolmen recovered a flock of sheep stolen from Israeli Bedouins.