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IDF Kills Armed Infiltrator, Bombs Bases in South Lebanon

An armed infiltrator was killed by Israel Defense Force troops in the southern Lebanon security zone Sunday morning.

The clash occurred when an IDF patrol intercepted a gang near Kafr Rashef, in the western sector of the zone. The rest of the gang fled northward. There were no Israeli casualties.

On Friday, Israeli air force jets conducted their second raid in a week on targets in southern Lebanon.

Reports from Lebanon said five persons were killed and 15 injured when four rocket-firing jets struck at terrorist bases northeast of the port city of Sidon.

Anti-aircraft fire was encountered at a low level, but all aircraft returned safely to their bases, a military spokesman said.

The terrorist groups targeted were identified as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, headed by George Habash, and the Popular Nasserite Organization, described as a militia of Lebanese Sunni Moslems.

Local reports said the planes fired eight rockets in two passes, five minutes apart. They destroyed a camouflaged, one-story building, hidden in an orange grove, that was used by both organizations.

An adjacent one-story building belonging to the Sunni militia was damaged. A large ammunitions dump also was said to have been destroyed.

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