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Israeli Armored Car Hits Mine on Syrian Border; Incidents Are Frequent

An Israeli armored car on border patrol duty along the Syrian frontier ran over a land mine planted inside Israeli territory this weekend, according to an announcement here today. No one was injured.

The occurrence was the second of its kind along the Syrian border in the last week. A mine exploded under an Israeli army vehicle near the Syrian border last week. Israeli military officials traced footmarks from the scene of that explosion to the Syrian side of the frontier. One spokesman, though not an official, said “this isn’t news any more; it is almost a daily occurrence. “