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Three Unifil Soldiers Killed

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Three soldiers belonging to the Irish contingent of U.N. peacekeeping forces in Lebanon were killed Tuesday, when the light truck in which they were traveling went over a mine.

The incident occurred near the village of Barashit, at the edge of the Israeli-controlled security zone in southern Lebanon.

Two of the Irishmen were killed outright, while the third died shortly afterward in a hospital at U.N. headquarters in Nakoura.

Their deaths brought to 30 the number of Irish soldiers killed since the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was first deployed in 1978.

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