5 Lebanese wounded in cluster bomb explosions

Cluster bombs wounded five people, including two children, in southern Lebanon during the past two days, said hospital and security officials Monday. Shadi Fuad Mahdi, 12, and Ahmed Hassan Makki, 13, were playing outside their house in the village of Qaaqaiyet al-Jisr, near Nabatiyeh, on Monday when a cluster bomb exploded and wounded them, said a Lebanese security official in Nabatiyeh, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the press. It was not disclosed whether one of the boys stepped on the bomb or they were playing with it. They were both admitted to hospital.