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In Lebanon, a UNIFIL peacekeeper was killed due to a conflict between the patrol and the residents.

In Lebanon, a UNIFIL peacekeeper was killed due to a conflict between the patrol and the residents.

One peacekeeper from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was killed, three more were injured as a result of a conflict between the patrol and local residents, a source in the Lebanese security forces told.

The two patrols took two different routes around midnight on Thursday night, the source said. One of the patrols headed to the old seaside road near the city of Tire, where local residents threw stones at the patrol car.

“As a result, the patrol driver was confused and knocked down a local resident, a shootout began. When the car maneuvered to leave the scene, it got stuck due to the driver’s confusion, as a result of which four members of the patrol were injured, one of them later died, the second critical condition,” the source said.

According to him, an investigation into the incident has been launched in coordination with the Lebanese judiciary and UNIFIL.


The Irish Armed Forces on Twitter reported that a peacekeeper from that country died during the incident. According to the Irish side, two armored vehicles with eight peacekeepers came under fire from small arms, as a result, four peacekeepers were hospitalized, one Irishman died upon arrival at the hospital, another after the operation in serious condition.