UN team shot at near Syria's Qubair village

  • UN monitors trying to reach the Syrian village of Qubair, where 78 people are reported to have been killed, have been fired at, according UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

    None were injured in the shooting.

    Anti-regime activists have blamed the killings on pro-government forces but President Bashar as-Assad has accused "terrorists".

    The UN has 297 unarmed monitors in Syria to observe the implementation of a six-point peace plan negotiated by joint UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

    It includes a ceasefire that was meant to have been put into effect in mid-April.

    The killings in Qubair come less than two weeks after the Houla massacre in which 108 people were killed, including 49 children and 34 women.