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Two Israelis Killed and One Soldier Wounded in Ambush in South Lebanon

Two Israelis — a soldier and a member of the Shin Beth general security services — were killed and another soldier was wounded last night when their jeep came under fire from an ambush on the eastern sector of the Lebanon front. Their deaths brought the casualty toll since the war started in Lebanon to 597 dead and nearly 4,000 injured.

The incident occurred near Mashki village on the eastern slopes of the Bekaa valley south of Lakor Karoun between Sohmor village, the scene of last week’s massacre by Druze soldiers, members of the South Lebanon Army (SLA), and the village of Rashaya where the Druze soldiers killed by Shiite Moslems earlier in the day had lived.

The three Israelis are believed to have been taking part in investigations into events and organizations in the area. In all, two Israelis were killed and 10 others wounded in seven incidents in southern Lebanon yesterday. In addition, six terrorists were killed and two captured.

There were no casualties in two incidents of light arms fire against IDF and SLA patrols yesterday near Jezzine and in the center of Tyre.

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