TEL AVIV (Dec. 11)
An Israel soldier was killed near Sidon in south Lebanon yesterday when an explosive charge was detonated on the roadside as his patrol passed by the area. Soldiers followed the tracks of three persons into a fruit orchard but failed to find the attackers.
In other incident today, an Israeli patrol near the Zaharani River came under fire. There were no casualties. Soldiers searched the area for the attackers. A crowd gathered and threw stones at the Israelis carrying out the search. According to radio reports from Beirut, five persons were injured when the soldiers opened fire to disperse the crowd.