IDF probing lack of armor on trucks hit by Hezbollah

Israeli military vehicles are seen burning following a Hezbollah missile strike on January 28, 2015. (photo credit: AFP/MARUF KHATIB)

Israel’s army said it would investigate why the two vehicles hit by hezbollah anti-tank missiles in an attack near the border with lebanon were unarmored Wednesday, after two soldiers were killed and seven more injured in the shooting.

Despite heightened security following last Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in the Syrian Golan Heights, the soldiers traveling a mile from the Lebanese border rode in Isuzu D-Max pickup trucks without any special armor.

The convoy was hit by five Russian-made Kornet missiles fired by Hezbollah fighters in a major escalation of tensions along the border…