An armored vehicle carrying United Nations peacekeepers veered off a road and into a ravine in southern Lebanon Saturday in an accident that killed two French peacekeepers, officials said.
The troops were driving in the area of Rashaya al-Fukhar and three other peacekeepers were wounded, said Col. Diego Fulco, a spokesman for the force, known as UNIFIL.
France’s Defense Ministry said those killed were both French and that the vehicle fell into a ravine during a reconnaissance mission.
The peacekeeping mission has about 12,100 military personnel from 30 countries. AP
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