An Israeli soldier was killed Sunday in a clash with Islamic fundamentalist Hezbollah gunmen in the southern Lebanon security zone.
Sgt. Yosef Weinstock, 19, of Bnei Brak was killed in the eastern sector of the zone when a missile hit a tank accompanying his patrol, Israel Television reported.
An Israel Defense Force officer was lightly wounded by the missile.
After the clash, heavy exchanges of artillery were reported between Israeli forces and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah.