Hizbollah, Israel Trade more Attacks

Published May 18th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Two Israeli troops and a member of Israel's allied militia in occupied south Lebanon were wounded in separate attacks by Hizbollah fighters on Thursday, a military source was quoted by AFP as saying. 

The two soldiers were hit at their army post in the eastern sector of security zone in south Lebanon but their lives are not in danger, the source told AFP. 

In the port city of Tyre, a Lebanese security source was quoted by Reuters as saying that a Hizbollah fighter and a civilian girl were wounded in heavy Israeli shelling and air raids on the same area.  

Reuters said that 100 mortar bombs were fired at the outskirts of villages in the area when Hizbollah launched a series of attacks on Israeli posts.  

AFP added that a Fijian soldier with the United Nations force in southern Lebanon was wounded in the confrontations. 

A UN source told Reuters that in another incident, a Katyusha rocket fell Thursday near a position of the Indian contingent of the UN Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) but no one was hurt. 

A Hizbollah spokesman in Beirut was quoted by Reuters, saying his group claimed responsibility for the several attacks on the Israeli and SLA positions in the zone, saying the guerrillas had entered the Bayyadah position abandoned by Israel last week and destroyed it – (Several Sources)  



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