TEL AVIV (May. 30)
A terrorist was killed by the Israel Defense Force and its allied South Lebanon Army in the southern Lebanon security zone early Tuesday morning.
One SLA soldier was slightly wounded.
The encounter was the second in 48 hours. On Sunday, two would-be infiltrators were killed and two were wounded by an IDF patrol in the security zone.
Tuesday’s clash occurred near the site of the earlier one, in the eastern sector of the buffer zone east of Marjayoun.
An IDF spokesman said a patrol spotted the terrorist and opened fire, wounding him. The wounded man fled but was cornered by an SLA force, which killed him during an exchange of fire.
A Kalachnikov assault rifle with magazines, grenades and a camouflage uniform were found near the body.