Explosion in Shaba'a area

7 Oct 2014

Explosion in Shaba'a area

This afternoon at approximately 14:30 hrs, the Israel Defence Forces confirmed that two IDF soldiers were wounded at an Israeli position in the Shaba'a area as a result of an improvised explosive device. The explosion was followed by IDF retaliatory artillery fire towards the general area of Kfar Shouba hills.

On receiving this information, UNIFIL contacted both parties urging maximum restraint and asking them to cooperate with UNIFIL in order to reduce tension and prevent escalation.

UNIFIL is launching an investigation to determine the facts and circumstances of the incident

This incident is a violation of UN Resolution 1701. Such actions are in contravention of our objectives and efforts to reduce tensions and establish a stable and secure environment in southern Lebanon.