Lebanese sources reported on Friday at night that one Hezbollah fighter
was killed when an Israeli cluster bomb exploded as he was clearing
unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon.
The fighter was a member of a specialized team formed by Hezbollah to clear cluster bombs dropped by Israel during the war that took place between Israel and the party in July and August.
The fighter was identified as Mohammad Taiseer Riziq. The incident took place in Arnoun village, in southern Lebanon.
Cluster bombs dropped by the Israeli forces over Lebanon killed more than 22 people since the end of the war on August 14. The war ended by a UN-brokered ceasefire.
Last Tuesday, UN Humanitarian Chief, Jan Egeland, called for an international freeze of cluster bombs. He added that hundred of thousands of residents are at risk due to the unexploded cluster munitions.