A Nepalese peacekeeper, serving as part of the United Nations Interim Force deployed in Lebanon, has been injured in the line of duty. According to the Directorate of Military Public Relations and Information, the injury occurred during an artillery and rocket mortar exchange between the Israeli Defense Forces and the Hezbollah group in the vicinity of United Nations Post 8-33, where Nepali soldiers are stationed.
The peacekeeper was struck by a fragment from an artillery shell, causing injuries to the right stomach and arm. While the injured soldier’s name has not been disclosed, it has been reported that they are currently receiving treatment at the peace mission hospital in Nakura. As of now, the peacekeeper’s condition is stable.
Krishna Prasad Bhandari, the spokesperson for the Nepali Army, confirmed that the other Nepalese peacekeepers in the area are safe. Nepal has a strong presence in Lebanon, with 874 Nepalese peacekeepers serving as deputy commanders and other authorized personnel within the United Nations Interim Force.