TEL AVIV (Aug. 5)
An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were wounded when their armored personnel carrier hit a mine in eastern Lebanon, an army spokesman said. The incident occurred near the village of Amiq, not far from the no-man’s-land that separates Israeli and Syrian forces in Lebanon.
An investigation was launched to determine whether the mine was laid by Syrian or terrorist infiltrators who, the Israelis say, have bases in the Syrian-held territories. The mining incident was the fourth attack on Israeli forces today and the seventh in the past 24 hours.
In three other incidents today, the IDF came under attack in south Lebanon. There were no casualties or injuries reported. In the first incident, a Katyusha rocket was fired at an Israeli army position some two miles northeast of Tyre. In another, in Tyre, a rocket-propelled grenade and automatic fire were directed at an army outpost. In the third incident, automatic fire was directed at an IDF roadblock from a nearby ambush on the outskirts of Nabatiya.