UN chief condemns bomb attack on UN peacekeepers in Lebanon

 UN Peacekeeper ceremonies at the UNMIL HQ in Monrovia, Liberia.

UN Peacekeeper ceremonies at the UNMIL HQ in Monrovia, Liberia.

A bomb attack on peacekeepers in southern Lebanon has been condemned by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

An explosion injured United Nations military personnel in a logistics convoy about 40 kilometres south of Beirut.

Charles Appel reports.

The Secretary-General said the attack was "all the more deplorable" because it happened during the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.

The United Nations, he added, will work closely together with the Lebanese authorities to have a full and swift investigation on the attack to bring the perpetrators to justice.

He said that peacekeeping is dangerous and difficult.

The Secretary-General paid tribute to the 120,000 United Nations military, police and civilians who are working under the blue flag around the world for the cause of peace.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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