I Israeli Soldier Killed, 3 Wounded

An Israeli soldier was killed, three others were wounded, and three soldiers were treated for shock in five incidents in Lebanon today. The dead soldier was killed as a result of a road accident arising out of a terrorist attack. He was not immediately identified.

The army spokesman said that two soldiers were wounded when an explosive charge was detonated at the side of the road along which their convoy was passing near Kasr Chamoun south of Beirut. Another vehicle in the convoy tried to find a safer point from which to counter-attack an ambush but overturned, killing one of its occupants and injuring another.

In another incident, fire was opened on an army vehicle near the Galerie Sama, a former crossing point between east and west Beirut. The light arms shots appeared to come from a high-rise building in west Beirut. There were no casualties.

Two other incidents involved explosive charges set off at the side of roads, one south of Damour and another near the Zaharani River on the coastal road. There were no casualties. But in the bus carrying soldiers in the second incident three soldiers suffered shock. There were no casualties in the fifth incident, when small arms fire was directed at two army vehicles on the coastal road.

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