TEL AVIV (Oct. 25)
Seven terrorists were killed and three Israel Defense Force soldiers were wounded in two separate incidents in south Lebanon around midnight.
The three soldiers were wounded in a clash with three terrorists who were trying to cross the Awali River. The Israelis opened fire and killed two of the terrorists. The third terrorist threw a grenade at the IDF patrol, which exploded and wounded two soldiers. In chasing the third terrorist, the other IDF soldier slipped on the steep rocky hillside and was injured. Other IDF soldiers in the patrol chased the terrorist and killed him.
At about the same time, another IDF patrol in the Baroukh moutain area clashed with another terrorist group. Two terrorists were killed on the spot and two others were killed while attempting to flee. There were no Israeli casualties in this incident.