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Lebanon orders probe into attack on UN peacekeepers

NAQOURA, LEBANON - OCTOBER 14: Vehicles of the UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL are seen as they stand guard in the southernmost area of Naqoura, by the border with Israel, Naqoura, Lebanon on October 14, 2020. - Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, began unprecedented talks sponsored by the United Nations and the United States today to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration. ( Ali Abdo - Anadolu Agency )
Vehicles of the UN peacekeeping force UNIFIL are seen as they stand guard in the southernmost area of Naqoura, by the border with Israel, Naqoura, Lebanon on October 14, 2020 [Ali Abdo - Anadolu Agency]

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has ordered an investigation into the attack against the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the south of the country.

In a statement issued by the Presidency, Aoun condemned the attack and said an investigation was underway, emphasising the importance of coordination between the Lebanese Armed Forces and UNIFIL to avoid a recurrence of such incidents.

The UN peacekeepers were attacked on Tuesday during a routine patrol in Lebanon's southern village of Ramyah.

UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti said the peacekeepers' vehicles were intercepted and two of them destroyed. One soldier was wounded as a result of the attack.

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