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Friday, 16 June, 2000, 16:57 GMT 17:57 UK
UN criticises NATO over unexploded bombs

A senior United Nations official in Kosovo has criticised NATO for not providing enough information about the location of unexploded cluster bombs dropped during last year's air strikes.

The UN head of humanitarian assistance in Kosovo, Dennis McNamara, said the number of civilians being killed or maimed by the bombs was too high.

Mr McNamara said children were particularly vulnerable as they were attracted by the brightness of the canisters.

He said he had raised his concerns with NATO officials but information was still being passed on too slowly. Nearly one hundred people have been killed and more than four hundred injured by land mines and unexploded bombs in Kosovo since the end of the conflict.

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