178 peacekeepers die over last year in "noble cause"

Alain Le Roy (left) pins a Peacekeeping Service Medal to an officer

A bomb explosion on Friday injured several peacekeepers in Lebanon, 40 km south of the capital Beirut.

The attack has cast a shadow on this year's observance of International Day for Peacekeepers.

178 peacekeepers died over the past year. 120,000 military, police and civilian personnel are currently serving in various hot spots around the world.

Alain Le Roy, Chief of Peacekeeping Operations has been speaking to Maha Fayek. 

Duration: 2'45''

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