Friday, December 09, 2011

Five peacekeepers injured in explosion that targeted UNIFIL vehicle near Tyr; investigation underway

(Comments by UNIFIL Deputy Spokesperson Andrea Tenenti on explosion near Tyre, 09 December 2011)
"On 9 December, a UNIFIL vehicle traveling on a road at the southern outskirts of the city of Tyre was targeted by an explosion.

Five peacekeepers were injured. They were treated at the location and were later evacuated for further medical treatment.

UNIFIL's forensics and investigation teams are at the location of the explosive attack, working in close cooperation with their counterparts in the Lebanese Armed Forces to determine all the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

Further details will be made available later."