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Two UN Blue Helmets Fatally Injured In Haiti

Two UN Blue Helmets Fatally Injured In Haiti

New York, Nov 12 2006 9:00PM

Two Jordanian soldiers serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) have died from injuries they suffered after being shot at by armed individuals.

The incident took place on Friday evening near the Port-au-Prince airport. One of the two blue helmets died on the way to the hospital while the other took his last breath upon arrival, MINUSTAH said.

The circumstances of the killings are being investigated, the mission said, extending condolences to the families of the deceased and to Jordan.

In another development, MINUSTAH welcomed the decision by the Haitian National Police to undergo an internal verification.

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