A United Nations team is investigating the shelling of the rebel zone in Santo Domingo by a mystery mortar that has killed 5 persons.
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Background: A United Nations team is investigating the shelling of the rebel zone in Santo Domingo by a mystery mortar that has killed 5 persons.
For several weeks the rebel zone in Santo Domingo has been shelled by grenades from a mystery 81-millimeter mortar.Five deaths have been blamed on the mortar shelling so far.
The team investigating the shelling is headed by Dr.Jose Antonio Mayobre of Venezuela, the personal representative of U Thant of the United Nations; General Indar Rikhye of India, and Colonel Noguera of the Dominican rebels.
On July 20th, the three investigators made an on-the-scene inspection in a residential area where a 16-year old bride of a few days had been killed that morning by a mortar shell.A 90-year old man in a nearby house was wounded by another shell.An angry crowd of residents followed the investigators complaining about the shelling and asked why it had not been found and eliminated.
An athletic stadium has been suspected as the location of mystery mortar.American helicopters have flown over it in repeated attempts to spot its location.All the shells have fallen within a 200 square yard area in the rebel zone and about 400 yards from the rebel Commander, Colonel Francisco Caamano's home.
The Military-Civilian junta zone has not been shelled.Also, the shells are from a lot only the junta has.
American radar equipment is expected on the scene to help spot the phantom mortar.