Member of UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon killed

BEIRUT – A member of the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) was killed on Wednesday, a UN spokesman said, without giving details of how.

“One peacekeeper was killed. We are looking into the circumstances of this tragic incident,” said Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

The incident happened close to the Shebaa Farms area in northern Israel, he said. Israel and Hezbollah have been trading fire on Wednesday around the frontier area.

Tenenti said the head of UNIFIL was in close contact with all parties and had urged “maximum restraint” to prevent an escalation.

By The Jerusalem Post


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