Lebanon helicopter hit by gunfire

A Lebanese army helicopter hit by gunfire has had to make an emergency landing in the south of the country. 

One officer was killed and others were injured. It is not known who carried out the attack.

The helicopter was flying over the village of Sejoud, 20km (12 miles) from the Israeli border.

Earlier this month, a bus bombing blamed on Islamist militants in the northern city of Tripoli killed 18 soldiers and civilians.

The area in which the incident happened is considered a stronghold of the Hezbollah militant group and political party.

As part of the ceasefire deal that ended the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, the Lebanese army deployed in southern Lebanon along with a strengthened United Nations peacekeeping force.

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