30.8 C
New York
June 19, 2024
europe Ireland Lebanon Middle East and North Africa news United Nations World news

Irish soldier killed on UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon

Convoy of two armoured utility vehicles travelling to Beirut came under small arms fire, Ireland’s defence forces said

An Irish peacekeeper has been killed and another seriously wounded in a gun attack after a hostile crowd surrounded Irish members of the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon.

The incident happened on Wednesday night when a convoy of two armoured utility vehicles with UN markings passed near the village of Aqibya, just outside the force’s area of operations in a strip along Lebanon’s southern border with Israel.

Continue reading…

Related posts

Silvio Berlusconi living with leukaemia for some time, doctor confirms


Thursday briefing: What’s behind Europe’s extreme heat – and the risks ahead


Putin and Kim Jong-un exchange rifles as North Korean leader continues Russia tour


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This