WORLD IN BRIEF : IRAQ : 1 U.N. Officer Killed, 2 Hurt in Ambush

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Bangladeshi soldier was killed and two others were wounded when U.N. peacekeepers were ambushed on the Iraqi side of the demilitarized zone between Iraq and Kuwait, the Kuwait News Agency reported. Sources with the U.N. Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission said the shooting occurred near the Iraqi town of Safwan in the zone, which runs six miles into Iraq. They provided no details of the incident. The official Iraqi News Agency, monitored in Cyprus, said the attack was carried out by smugglers after the Bangladeshis confiscated liquor they had intended to bring into Kuwait. It was the third time since November that U.N. personnel have come under fire in the Iraqi sector of the zone.

Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
60°