Lebanon blast injures 5 French troops

Press TV – A bomb blast in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon has wounded five French troops serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). The explosion took place on Tuesday as the French soldiers were in a vehicle travelling along a coastal road near the southern entrance of the city, Lebanese security officials said. “According to preliminary reports, at around 6:00 pm today (1500 GMT) an explosion targeted a UNIFIL convoy along the highway at Sidon,” said Neeraj Singh, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force. Three of the wounded soldiers were relocated to hospital for treatment, with one of them in a critical condition, AFP reported. Read Article