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A missile hit the headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon

A missile hit the headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in southern Lebanon

The headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura, south Lebanon, was hit by a missile during fighting on the Israeli-Lebanese border today. The UN peacekeeping mission said no one was there and no one was injured. It is not clear who launched the missile.

There is no information about damages

UNIFIL did not provide any information about the damage to the headquarters. She added that peacekeepers continued to work with actors on both sides to calm the situation. Despite the efforts made, the escalation is currently continuing. UNIFIL stressed that attacks on civilians and United Nations employees constitute violations of international law.

UNIFIL has been in Lebanon since 1978 and is considered one of the oldest active UN observer missions. Among other things, arms smuggling should be prevented.

According to Israeli military sources, nine missiles were launched from Lebanon today. According to Israeli media reports, eight people were injured in Israel, some seriously. The Israeli army said it returned fire and attacked the launch sites in Lebanon.

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