TEL AVIV (Oct. 20)
Three Israel Defense Force soldiers were killed and two wounded Sunday morning, when a roadside bomb exploded as an armored column was passing through the eastern sector of Israel’s so-called security zone.
One of the injured was wounded seriously.
In Beirut, the Shi’ite fundamentalist Hezbollah, or Party of God, claimed credit for the blast.
Maj. Gen Yitzhak Mordechai, IDF commander of the northern sector, visited the scene of the incident together with the IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Ehud Barak. Mordechai said anyone attacking Israel in this manner was asking for heavy retribution on himself and his surroundings.
Sources of the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon reported heavy IDF shelling Sunday afternoon on villages north of the zone, in a region of heavy Hezbollah concentration.