UN peacekeeper killed by Israeli fire following Hizbullah ambush
An Israeli military vehicle was struck by an explosive device or by an anti-tank missile Sunday during a patrol in the occupied Shebaa farms region on the Israeli border with Lebabon. According to AlJazeera, at least one Israeli officer was killed and three wounded. Unofficial Israeli sources confirmed two soldiers wounded.
The vehicle had set out from a military area headquarters for a routine border patrol when it was hit. Following the incident, Israeli soldiers became involved in heavy exchanges of fire with Hizbullah fighters along the northern border, Israel Radio reported.
Hizbullah said that the Israeli army was shelling the area. Hizbullah's television station Al-Manar reported that a large number of Israeli troops have been dispatched to the Shebaa farms area.
Later it was reported that a French member of a UN patrol was killed in south Lebanon by Israeli air raids, Lebanese police said Sunday, according to AFP.
A Swedish UN peacekeeper and a Lebanese driver were also injured.
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