Irish soldier killed after UN convoy attacked in Lebanon

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) – An Irish soldier has been killed on a United Nations peacekeeping mission after a convoy of two armored utility vehicles carrying eight personnel traveling to Beirut came under small arms fire, Ireland’s defense forces said.

Another member of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is in serious condition having undergone surgery following the incident late on Wednesday, the statement said.

Two other soldiers are being treated for minor injuries, Aljazeera reported.

“It is with deep regret that Óglaigh na hÉireann (the Irish defense forces) can confirm the death of one of our peacekeepers in a serious incident in Lebanon last night,” the defense forces said.


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