Israeli Soldier Killed, Six Wounded in Clashes with Terrorists in Lebanon

An Israeli soldier was killed and six others were wounded in a series of clashes with terrorists in south Lebanon over the weekend. At least eight terrorists were killed.

Sgt. Yosef Moyal, 20, of Beersheba, lost his life in a skirmish with gunmen near Aduwer village, north of Nabatiya. Another soldier was wounded when his patrol was ambushed while searching for terrorists who had planted a roadside bomb near Ansar village. Two terrorists were killed in that action.

Four other Israeli soldiers were wounded, none seriously, when a 107 mm. Katyusha rocket hit their position near Lake Karoun Friday. The sixth soldier was wounded in a clash near Tyre.

Israel Defense Force units searched Jiba village north of Nabatiya yesterday morning. Five residents were killed when they resisted inspection of their car which was found to contain several grenades.

Heavy fighting was reported in Sidon today between units of the Lebanese army and Shiite militiamen. Local reports put the death toll at 30 and about 50 wounded. Many of the casualties occurred when Christian militia shelled a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Sidon.

Three Jewish residents of Beirut were reported to have been kidnapped over the weekend. They were identified as Haim Cohen, 39, Elie Spour, 68, and Elie Hallak whose age was not given.

Three terrorists were killed in a clash with an IDF patrol at the Litani River in south Lebanon last Thursday night. Kalachnikov assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and hand grenades were recovered from the bodies.

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