Ahead of Elections, Car Bomb Injures U.N. Peacekeepers in Lebanon

Ahead of Elections, Car Bomb Injures U.N. Peacekeepers in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Two United Nations peacekeeping soldiers were injured Tuesday by a roadside bomb on a coastal motorway south of Beirut.

Company Sgt. Dave Williams and regimental Sgt. Maj. John McCormack, both from Dublin, Ireland, were traveling in a U.N. vehicle when the bomb exploded at 2:50 p.m. local time, causing them "superficial injuries," according to Irish Lt. Col. Eamon O'Siochrú, head of the Irish team that is part of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

The explosion occurred near the town of Rmaileh, just outside Lebanon's third biggest city, Sidon, 35 kilometers south of Beirut.

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