Nepal Army soldier on peacekeeping duty injured in Lebanon

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Kathmandu, October 29

A Nepal Army soldier on peacekeeping duty in Lebanon has been injured.

According to the Nepal Army Directorate of Public Relations and Information, the soldier serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was wounded near the UN Post 8-33.

The injury was caused by shrapnel resulting from artillery, rocket, or mortar exchanges between the Israeli Defense Force and the Hezbollah group.

The incident took place on October 28 while the Nepal Army soldier on peacekeeping duty was inside a bunker. Shrapnel struck the soldier’s right and stomach. The injured soldier is presently receiving medical attention at the Level One Plus Hospital operated by UNIFIL in Naqoura and is not in a life-threatening condition.

The other peacekeepers in the mission are unharmed.

Currently, a total of 874 Nepali soldiers are serving under the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.

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