At least 5 soldiers of Bangladesh Navy have been injured as a huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital port Beirut on Tuesday.
Sources from the Inter Service Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) confirmed the matter on Wednesday.
All the five injured are taking treatment at a local hospital and two of them are in critical condition, the sources said.
Meanwhile the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) on its website said one of its ships (Bangladesh Navy BNS Bijoy) of the Maritime Task Force, which was anchored at Beirut Port during time of the explosion was damaged, leaving some UNIFIL naval peacekeepers injured – some of them seriously.
UNIFIL transported the injured peacekeepers to the nearest hospitals for medical treatment.
UNIFIL is currently assessing the situation, including the scale of the impact on UNIFIL personnel.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col said: “We are with the people and the Government of Lebanon during this difficult time and stand ready to help and provide any assistance and support.”