Lebanon: UN blue helmet killed while clearing unexploded ordnance

Lebanon: UN blue helmet killed while clearing unexploded ordnance

A peacekeeper serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) died today from the explosion of ordnance, a spokesperson for the world body said.

The incident occurred when a UNIFIL team was clearing unexploded ordnance in a valley south of Shama.

UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York that UNIFIL medical and explosives teams were sent to the location immediately, and an investigation is underway.