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Lebanon Town Under Curfew After IDF Unit is Attacked by Villagers

The south Lebanon town of Nabatiya was placed under curfew today after a clash between an Israeli unit and local villagers. None of the Israelis were hurt but 10 villagers were injured by the troops trying to extricate themselves after two vehicles were set on fire.

The incident started when light arms fire and grenades were thrown at the IDF patrol near the local market place. Thousands of local Shi’ite Moslem workers streamed out of mosques where they had been observing a Moslem feast and attacked other IDF patrols rushing to the rescue of the group under attack.