TEL AVIV — A suicide car bomb killed eight people, including three Fijian soldiers in the U.N. peacekeeping force, when it exploded today at a roadblock in south Lebanon, a U.N. spokesman and Israeli radio reported.
Five people were wounded in the blast, said U.N. spokesman Timur Goksel. Goksel said the station wagon with a single person inside was stopped at the roadblock for a routine check. Just as the troops began searching the car, the driver jumped back in and detonated the bomb, killing himself and the three Fijians, Goksel said. Israeli radio said four other people standing nearby also were killed.