7 wounded as soldiers come under attack on Lebanon border; UN member killed as Israel responds to border attack

Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel on January 28, 2015. (photo credit:AFP/ALI DIA)

An Israeli army patrol came under anti-tank fire from Hezbollah operatives Wednesday in the northern Mount Dov region along the border with Lebanon.

The IDF confirmed that at least seven soldiers were wounded in the attack and ruled out the possibility that a soldier had been kidnapped.

The incident took place in an area of the border that doesn’t have a fence. At the same time, and for over an hour after the attack, IDF positions in the area, as well as on nearby Mount Hermon, were hit with mortar shells…

Also: A Spanish member of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon was killed Wednesday, following an IDF response to a cross-border attack by Hezbollah on Israeli soldiers…

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