IDF convoy hit by explosive device on Lebanese border, sustains no injuries

Israeli tanks, artillery fire and destroy Hezbollah post; no injuries were sustained by IDF soldiers.

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March 14, 2014 19:18
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Tanks training 370. (photo credit: IDF Spokesman)

 
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An IDF convoy traveling on the Har Dov (Shaba Farms) area, on the border with Lebanon, was the target of a bomb set off by Hezbollah on Friday night, IDF sources said.

One of the armored vehicles was directly hit by the explosion, but there were no injuries among soldiers.

Three soldiers were taken to Ziv Medical Center in Safed for precautionary check-ups.

The IDF concluded within minutes of the attack that Hezbollah was behind the explosion. In response, IDF tanks fired on and struck a Hezbollah post in the village of Kafr Kileh, Lebanon, close to the Israeli border.

An Artillery Corps unit stationed on the border, near the area of the attack, opened fire as well.


Since the incident, there has been no further exchange of fire.

Speaking on Friday evening, a security source said: “The coming hours will tell whether or not this will lead to an escalation.”

Hezbollah threatened to attack Israel in recent weeks after throwing accusations of launching an air strike on one of its bases in eastern Lebanon. According to international media reports, the air strike targeted advanced weapons that were smuggled into Lebanon from Syria, in violation of an Israeli ban on the transfer of such arms.

Friday’s incident represents a rare flareup in an otherwise quiet yet tense border, and could signal a new willingness by Hezbollah to restart a campaign of border attacks on Israeli military targets.

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