Mortar shells hit Golan Heights, hurting 2 UN peacekeepers

Mortar shells hit the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, injuring two UN peacekeepers, according to the Israeli army.

Mortar shells hit Golan Heights, hurting 2 UN peacekeepers

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Mortar bombs launched from Syria wounded two United Nations peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Monday, the Israeli military said, in what appeared to be stray fire from Syrian civil war fighting.

A military spokeswoman said the peacekeepers were taken for treatment at an Israeli hospital and that she had no further details on their condition or nationality. Israel Radio said they were wounded slightly.

The spokeswoman said the mortar fire was apparently spillover fighting in Syria.

The U.N. mission known as UNDOF - with about 800 soldiers from Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, and the Netherlands - was established in 1974. It monitors a ceasefire line on the Golan that has separated Israelis from Syrians since a 1973 war.

The last such incident was on Tuesday.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Mayıs 2015, 13:13