Israeli Jets Raid South Lebanon after Bomb Explosion on Border

Published November 26th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Israeli warplanes raided southeastern Lebanon on Sunday after a roadside bombing in the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms on the Lebanese-Syrian border, security sources said. 

A fighter-bomber fired two missiles on the Rabih Tebn hilltop near the village of Kfarshouba at 7:55 a.m. (0555 GMT), they said. 

About half an hour later, an Israeli jet swooped low twice over the nearby Birket Naqqar region to fire two missiles each time, they said, without giving details on casualties. 

The air strikes came amid heavy Israeli artillery shelling on the region after a roadside bomb went off in the nearby disputed Shabaa Farms. 

Israel military radio said "several" Israeli soldiers were wounded in the powerful explosion. 

No group had yet claimed the bombing that took place on a road near Ramtha farm at 6:45 am (0445 GMT). 

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak said Israel must "respond with force and intelligence" after the explosion -- SHEBAA, Lebanon (AFP)  

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