A car carrying Lebanese resistance guerrillas overran a U.N. peacekeeping post Tuesday in southern Lebanon, injuring an Irish peacekeeper, U.N. sources said.
Also Tuesday, sources of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said a Fijian peacekeeper who was critically wounded last month when Israeli forces pushed into Lebanon died earlier in the day.The Irish UNIFIL member was injured when unidentified guerrillas drove past a UNIFIL checkpoint in the village of Aita Al Jabal, 13 miles east of the southern port city of Tyre, the sources said.
The sources described the soldier's injuries as the result of an accident, although they said they had no further details or any indication of whether he was struck by the car.
The soldier was transported to a nearby hospital in the village of Tibnin, the sources said.
The 5,800-member UNIFIL was deployed in southern Lebanon in 1978 to monitor the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon and to restore security in the area.