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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.

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