Lebanon: Woman loses leg to cluster bomb in south

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May 30, 2007 15:38

 
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A cluster bomb left over from last year's war between Israel and the Hizbullah went off Wednesday wounding a Lebanese woman, the official National News Agency said. Mariam Halawi, 35, was collecting herbs with her husband, Hussein Salame, in the southern village of Qaaqaiyet al-Jisr when the bomb went off, the agency said. She was rushed to hospital where her left leg was amputated, it said. At least 28 people have been killed by cluster bombs and land mine explosions in Lebanon since the 34-day war between Israel and Hizbullah guerrillas ended in a UN-brokered cease-fire on Aug. 14.

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