Two IDF soldiers killed, officer seriously wounded

Two IDF soldiers from the Golani brigade were killed before dawn Friday in heavy clashes with Hizbullah guerrillas in the village of Makarbe in the eastern sector of southern Lebanon. The IDF said that the soldiers from battalion 13 suffered heavy losses after Hizbullah gunmen opened fire at troops operating in the village with a wave of anti-tank rockets and machine guns. An officer was seriously wounded and taken the Rambam hospital in Haifa.