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Bomb wounds five UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

The explosion occurred near to the port city of Sidon targeted a UNIFIL convoy along the highway at 6pm local time, injuring five French soldiers.

Lebanese red cross workers treat an injured French UN peacekeeper.
Lebanese red cross workers treat an injured French UN peacekeeper.
Image: AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari

A ROADSIDE BOMB has injured five French UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon, according to local security officials.

The explosion occurred near to the port city of Sidon targeted a UNIFIL convoy along the highway at 6pm local time, a spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said. RTÉ reports that five UNIFIL peacekeepers were injured in the explosion and three of the injured were transported to hospital for treatment.

One of the seriously injured soldiers suffered burns to his face and received shrapnel in of of his eyes, according to AFP.

No Irish peacekeepers were harmed in the explosion.

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