Israeli troops killed 4 terrorists making an attempt to infiltrate from Lebanon, the military mentioned Tuesday, as tensions run excessive alongside the border between the 2 nations.
“Observation troops spotted a terrorist squad attempting to infiltrate the security fence with Lebanon and plant an explosive device,” the military mentioned in an announcement.
“Four terrorists were killed,” it added.
Earlier the navy mentioned it had focused Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group with in a single day air strikes on southern Lebanon.
Because the begin of the conflict triggered by the unprecedented assault by Hezbollah’s Palestinian ally Hamas on Israel on October 7, clashes on the Israel-Lebanon border have left greater than 10 folks lifeless on the Lebanese facet.
Many of the lifeless have been combatants, however in addition they embody a Reuters journalist and two civilians.
On the Israeli facet, not less than two folks have been killed.
Lebanon’s state-owned Nationwide Information Company (NNA) reported that areas alongside the western part of the border got here beneath “continuous” bombardment in a single day.
Houses within the village of Dhayra have been hit, leading to casualties, NNA reported, with out elaborating on what number of villagers had been wounded or whether or not any had been killed.
“The enemy (Israel) used phosphorus bombs and targeted civilians,” the information company mentioned.
The Israeli military denied it had been utilizing the incendiary weapon white phosphorus in both Gaza or south Lebanon after Human Rights Battle accused it of doing so final week.
It didn’t instantly touch upon Tuesday’s NNA report.
The worldwide neighborhood fears the opening of a second entrance within the battle, with Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group becoming a member of Hamas within the struggle in opposition to Israel.
Israel has begun evacuating hundreds of residents from 28 areas within the north.