TEL AVIV (Nov. 26)
Two Israel Defense Force soldiers were wounded in south Lebanon yesterday when their vehicle, part of an IDF patrol convoy, was damaged by a roadside bomb near the village of Beit Ya’un in the north central sector of the security belt. The two soldiers wounded brought to four the number of IDF casualties in the area in the past two days. The IDF maintains liaison and training units with the South Lebanon Army (SLA), but also carries out patrols in the zone just north of the Israel-Lebanon border.
In another incident, the SLA last night foiled another attempt by terrorists to drive a car bomb into south Lebanon. When a suspicious looking car coming from the direction of Sidon failed to halt at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jenin, SLA soldiers opened fire. The vehicle, which carriedan estimated 100 kilograms of high explosives, detonated, killing the driver and slightly injuring an SLA soldier.
This morning, SLA troops combed an area in which they opened fire on two suspicious figures last night. They found the bodies of two terrorists, together with their weapons, SLA sources reported today.