Bombing hits Israeli military patrol near Syria

An Israeli army Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) maneuvers during a military exercise near the northern border with Syria on June 25, 2013 in the Golan Heights

A bomb detonated near an Israeli military patrol in the Syria-Israel frontier in the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday wounded three Israeli soldiers, Israeli media reported.

The army said in a statement that “an explosive device was detonated against IDF (Israeli military) soldiers patrolling the Israeli-Syrian border,” adding that several soldiers were wounded in the attack, AFP reported.

Security sources confirmed the bombing, saying the explosion damaged an army jeep as it drove near the ceasefire line with Syria, outside the Israeli Druze town of Majdal Shams, without giving further details.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will act “forcefully” to protect itself after the blast.