Five members of the Israel-allied South Lebanon Army were killed in a roadside explosion in southern Lebanon. Three other SLA soldiers were wounded in exchanges with Hezbollah. The Israeli army said the blast, which killed the troops in a populated area, was a blatant violation of understandings not to fire on or from civilian areas.
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