Lebanese workers from Wazzani carry watermelons during the harvesting season in Sahel al-Khiam, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
SIDON, Lebanon: A shepherd survived a landmine explosion in south Lebanon Tuesday but one of his dogs was killed by the blast.
Mohammad Zaal was tending his flock of sheep in the Ibl al-Qameh fields in the Wazzani border region when the dog stepped on a landmine, detonating it.
Landmines in Ibl al-Qameh date back to the first Israeli invasion to Lebanon in 1987, and some remain despite landmine-clearing operations.
Some Syrian refugees have settled in the Ibl al-Qameh fields.
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