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Nato cluster bomb kills four children in Kosovo
THE GUARDIAN, London, Wednesday September 22, 1999
Kosovo: special report
Guardian staff and agencies
Four children died when a cluster bomb left over from Nato's bombardment of Yugoslavia exploded in a field in eastern Kosovo, international peacekeepers said yesterday.
The Nato-led K-For peacekeeping force said two more children were wounded by the explosion near the town of Mogila on Monday afternoon.
"One of the wounded children has been hospitalised and is now in a satisfactory condition," said a spokesman, Major Roland Lavoie.
"The other has already been treated and released. Explosive ordnance disposal teams are searching the area for other potential threats."
He also reported that Russian troops in the eastern town of Kamenica found an 82-year-old Serb woman murdered in her home. Attacks on Serbs have plagued Kosovo since the peacekeepers arrived in the predominantly ethnic Albanian province in June.
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