Private Sean Rooney 121 INF Bn UNIFIL killed near El Aqbieh Lebanon on the 14th December 2022

Private Sean Rooney, 23, from Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal, died when his convoy came under attack.

Another soldier injured in the incident is in a serious condition in hospital having undergone surgery. He has been named as Private Shane Kearney, a native of Killeagh, Co Cork.

Two other peacekeepers were treated for minor injuries.

The soldiers were part of 121st Infantry Battalion, comprising of 333 Irish troops, which was deployed in November to south Lebanon as part of the United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

IUNVA Post 29 Carlow would like to extend our sincere condolences to Sean’s Family and our best wishes and prayers to the family of those who were wounded.