TEL AVIV (Nov. 6)
Two Israeli workmen died in a Katyusha rocket attack on Nahariya this afternoon. Several buildings and cars were damaged. The victims were identified as Louis Levy, 45, who was killed instantly, and Shmuel Mintz, 33, who died in the hospital. The 112 mm, rocket shells, fired from the Lebanese border, exploded at 4 p.m. local time near a group of workers who had just left their factory and were waiting for a bus. Israeli artillery opened fire on the source of the attack. It was the first attack on an Israeli town by Lebanese-based terrorists since the ceasefire went into effect in southern Lebanon Sept. 26.
In an earlier incident, three Israeli bus drivers were injured last Friday when a bomb exploded in the Egged bus company office in Jerusalem. The bomb was concealed in a plastic shopping bag in a bus that had just discharged its passengers. The driver assumed a passenger had forgotten the bag and took it into the office when it exploded, injuring him and two other drivers.
In another incident, an Israeli naval unit sank a fishing boat last night off Rosh Hanikra on the Israeli-Lebanese border. The three occupants of the boat had opened fire on the Israeli naval craft. Their fate was not disclosed.