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Indian soldier injured in Lebanon

india Updated: Jul 17, 2006 14:35 IST

An Indian soldier, part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), has been injured in an Israeli operation in the border village of Houla.

"The soldier posted at A-33 post near Sheikh Abad Tomb in the border village of Houla was moderately injured and has been evacuated for treatment," Brig AP Nehra of UNIFIL said on Monday.

India has provided an infantry battalion to UNIFIL, which monitors the southern Lebanese areas.

UNIFIL was created in 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and security, and help the Lebanese Government restore its effective authority in the area.

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