BEIRUT: Lebanese airport officials say three French peacekeepers wounded in a bomb attack in southern Lebanon have returned to France for treatment.
The officials say the three left Lebanon on a private French plane Wednesday, a day after a roadside bomb blew up next to their U.N. convoy in the city of Sidon, wounding six peacekeepers.
Neeraj Singh, a spokesman for the peacekeepers, said the U.N. force would continue to function as normal in coordination with the Lebanese Army.
He said the three other wounded peacekeepers had minor wounds and received first aid on the spot.
The airport officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
U.N. peacekeepers have been deployed in southern Lebanon since 1978 to monitor the border with Israel.