UNIFIL confirms observers hurt in south Lebanon, says probing origin of strike

BEIRUT –Three United Nations observers and one translator were wounded today when a shell exploded near them as they were carrying out a foot patrol in southern Lebanon, the UN peacekeeping mission says, adding it’s still investigating the origin of the blast.

The UNIFIL statement says the targeting of peacekeepers is “unacceptable.” Two security sources had told Reuters the observers were wounded in an Israeli strike but the Israeli military denied striking in the area.

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