UN saddened by death of bomb disposal expert in accidental explosion

3 September 2008The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) expressed its sadness at the accidental death of one of its bomb disposal experts in an explosion during a mine clearing operation earlier today. The blast occurred in the vicinity of the southern city of Aytarun, where UNIFIL medical and explosive ordnance disposal teams were immediately dispatched to conduct an investigation into the tragedy.UNIFIL is tasked with ensuring that the Blue Line running along the Lebanese-Israeli border is free of unauthorized weapons, personnel and assets, and also cooperates with the Lebanese armed forces so they can fulfil their security responsibilities. read more