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Blast wounds UN peacekeepers in South Lebanon

At least seven wounded, including two passersby; attack follows May, July attacks on UNIFIL peacekeepers.

Gaza rocket fire continues after IAF strike -

Violence across Israeli-Gaza border escalated Thursday with IAF air strikes killing at least two people and Palestinian militants firing rockets deep into southern Israel on Friday.


TYRE - A roadside bomb wounded five French peacekeepers in southern Lebanon on Friday, in the third attack this year on United Nations forces deployed near the frontier with Israel.

The blast hit a jeep carrying French UNIFIL troops on the outskirts of the Mediterranean port city of Tyre.
"I can confirm that a UNIFIL vehicle was hit by an explosion in Tyre," UNIFIL spokesman Andrea Tenenti said. "Five peacekeepers were injured."

The attack follows bombings in May and July against French and Italian peacekeepers and comes as


Added: Dec-9-2011 Occurred On: Dec-9-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: UN peacekeepers, Blast, South Lebanon, Gaza rocket fire, IAF strike
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