Three French soldiers of UNIFIL were wounded by road side bomb near Saida in Lebanon 2707113

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Defense News - France

 
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 11:38 AM
 
Three French soldiers of UNIFIL were wounded by road side bomb near Saida in Lebanon.
Three French soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were wounded by road side bomb near the city of Saida. The front of the troop carrier bore the brunt of the blast and was badly damaged, with several parts blown 20 to 30 metres away.
     
Video UNIFIL French soldiers were wounded by road side bomb in Lebanon (Source Euronews)
     

During a patrol between the city of Beirut and Dayr Kifa, a convoy of three French armoured vehicles (2 light armoured personnel carrier VAB and 1 small protected vehicle PVP) and a light wheeled vehicle was blow up by a road side bomb as it entered in the city of Saida.

Three wounded soldiers were evacuated towards the civil hospital of Saida. Three others were struck by the blast effect. They were taken in charge by French military medical team officer dispatched on the incident area, directly after the explosion, with a patrol charged to make a safe zone.

Engaged since 1978, the French Force in Lebanon deploys approximately 1300 soldiers within the UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon).

 

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