Army Officer Killed, Two Soldiers Injured During Raid on a Terrorist Base in South Lebanon

An Israeli army officer, Lt. Abraham Chen Babayoff, was Killed and two other Israeli soldiers were injured during a raid last night against a terrorist base in south Lebanon.

An army spokesman said that an Israeli unit raided the village of Barashit, six miles north of Avivim and, after searching the village, blew up two houses which served terrorists as a base for activity against Israel. Arms and ammunition were found there. The houses were demolished after making sure they were empty.

In south Lebanon the artillery duel between the terrorists and the Christian units of Maj. Sood Haddad continued with undiminished ferocity. Israeli circles denied reports from Beirut that Israeli artillery was involved in the barrage against Nabatiyeh and Tyre.

Meanwhile, there are reports of an encounter between terrorists and a contingent of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) near Kufr Kana in south Lebanon. A group of terrorists disarmed some 28 Fiji and Dutch soldiers by holding a UNIFIL officer at gun point. Negotiations are underway for the return of the confiscated arms.

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