2 UN soldiers, 4 civilians killed in Lebanon shelling

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Two Nigerian soldiers of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon were killed and 11 were wounded Monday during an artillery bombardment of the southern village of Kantara. A UN spokesman said two Lebanese soldiers were also wounded when 25 shells landed on the village, where a Lebanese army force is also deployed.

The state-run Beirut Radio said four civilians were killed in the shelling by Israeli-backed right-wing militias. It also said that the market town of Nabatiyeh, in the central sector, was bombarded by Israeli gunners.

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