The United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said today that one of its members was injured when shells hit the mission’s base near the village of Houla, on Lebanon’s border with Israel, yesterday, Saturday.

The Israeli army and Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon have exchanged fire on a daily basis since the conflict in Gaza began three weeks ago.

Some 46 Hezbollah fighters have been killed and 43 wounded along the border so far, the group said, adding that it had carried out 84 attacks at 42 points along the border since clashes began. The Israeli military says at least seven Israeli soldiers have been killed so far.

UNIFIL said on Saturday that its headquarters near the Lebanese coastal city of Nakura was also damaged by a shell that fell into the base.

“UNIFIL is deeply concerned about these two attacks against our soldiers who are working tirelessly 24 hours a day seven days a week to restore stability in southern Lebanon and de-escalate this dangerous situation,” the UN peacekeeping force said in a post of the social networking platform X.