UN peacekeepers hurt in Cyprus buffer zone clash with Turkish forces

NICOSIA (Reuters): Scuffles broke out between United Nations peacekeepers and Turkish Cypriot security forces in ethnically split Cyprus on Friday over unauthorized construction work in an area under UN control, the peacekeeping mission said.

Footage of the incident showed UN peackeepers being manhandled by personnel in Turkish Cypriot police and military uniforms. United Nations trucks, cement bollards and barbed wire were being moved by bulldozers in the UN-administered buffer zone splitting the island, the footage showed.