Lebanon News

UNIFIL peacekeeper killed in south Lebanon clash

Smoke rises from shells fired from Israel over al-Wazzani area in southern Lebanon January 28, 2015. REUTERS/ Karamallah Daher

MARJAYOUN, Lebanon: A U.N. peacekeeper was killed in the heavy exchange of fire that followed a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli convoy, UNIFIL's spokesperson told The Daily Star.

Hezbollah fighters attacked an Israeli military convoy Wednesday in the occupied Shebaa Farms, in south Lebanon, killing four soldiers, in retaliation for Israel's recent airstrike in the Golan Heights.

Media reports said the peacekeeper was Spanish.

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