United Nations peacekeepers injured in bomb blast in southern Lebanon

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A bomb explosion has injured United Nations peacekeepers in a logistics convoy in southern Lebanon.

According to the United Nations mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL), the explosion occurred about 40 kilometres south of Beirut.

Andrea Tenenti Deputy Spokesperson of UNIFIL says teams have been sent to the scene of the explosion to investigate.

"There was an explosion targeting a UNIFIL logistics envoy late in the afternoon and it happened along the main highway near Saida (sic). We have reports of some casualties of UNIFIL peacekeepers. At the moment we have a report of six people injured and our teams are on the way to the location and further information is now awaited."

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