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Three Unifil Soldiers Killed

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.