News Mikati condemns ‘dangerous targeting’ of UN observers in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister on Saturday condemned a “dangerous incident” in which UN staff were wounded by shelling.

The three UN observers and a translator had been carrying out a patrol in southern Lebanon, where Hezbollah and Israel have traded blows since Oct. 8 last year.

UNIFIL, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, is investigating the source of the attack, spokesperson Andrea Tenenti said.

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry filed an urgent complaint before the UN Security Council over the attack, accusing Israel of targeting the patrol.

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