TEL AVIV (Dec. 27)
An Israeli soldier was wounded when small arms fire hit a bus he was riding in near Sidon in south Lebanon today.
Two other Israeli soldiers were wounded in a similar attack on a convoy in the same area yesterday. One of two soldiers wounded in an ambush near the Lebanese mountain village of Aley last Saturday, died of his wounds today, a military spokesman announced.
Meanwhile, Israeli troops are patrolling the area in and around Khalde, a Lebanese seaside resort where Israeli and Lebanese negotiating teams are scheduled to begin meetings tomorrow on the withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon and other matters. Fighting between Druze and Christian Phalangists has spread in recent days from the Shouf mountains to the Khalde area just south of Beirut.