TEL AVIV (Mar. 3)
Israel Air force planes struck Egyptian positions in the northern and southern sections of the Suez Canal zone today and returned safely to their bases. A military spokesman said the targets were bunkers, anti-aircraft guns and mortar emplacements. There was no confirmation here of a Cairo report that Egyptian jets renewed their attacks on Israeli positions in the canal zone today. Cairo claimed that a number of casualties were inflicted and that flames were seen in the target area. Four Israeli soldiers were injured last night when an Army vehicle hit a mine in the Hatzeva area south of the Dead Sea.
Israeli sappers dismantled an explosive device found in the building occupied by the Upper Galilee regional council at Kiryat Shemoneh, less than two miles from the Lebanese border. Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and Chief of Staff Haim Bar Lev toured the Lebanese border area today and visited Dishon and Moshav Alkosh which have been targets of Arab guerrilla attacks during the past two weeks. An Israeli woman was killed when a house was blown up by saboteurs last week. The local town councils asked Gen. Dayan for more support from the Israel Army and improved defense and security arrangements.