Wed Sep 6, 8:37 AM ET, BEIRUT (AFP) – Two Lebanese soldiers working to clear the country’s south of unexploded ordnance were killed when a still-unidentified object blew up. The incident occurred in Aita al-Jabal, near Bint Jbeil, a day after Lebanese forces moved into the area near the Israeli border that was the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in the 34-day conflict that ended on August 14.

The two were working to "defuse Israeli bombs and mines," a Lebanese military source said Wednesday.Their deaths bring to five the number of Lebanese soldiers killed in de-mining operations since the ceasefire took effect.