JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli soldiers were injured by a bomb planted near the border with Lebanon.
The soldiers were taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment. A Hezbollah cell called the Ali Hassan Martyr Unit took responsibility for the attack, Haaretz reported.
The Israeli military returned fire with tank shells into southern Lebanon following the attack, the Israel Defense Forces confirmed.
The bomb was “planted with the intention of attacking IDF soldiers,” the Israel Defense Forces said.
The incident comes two days after the Israeli military said its troops fired on two suspects infiltrating into Israeli territory from Lebanon. The suspects escaped and returned to Lebanon.
Lebanese security sources told the Daily Star that Israeli soldiers fired on a Lebanese army patrol in the Sheba Farms area near the border with Israel, wounding one soldier.