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Israeli Soldier, Five Civilians Wounded by Blast in South Lebanon

April 12, 1984
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An Israeli soldier was slightly wounded by a hand grenade thrown at his patrol in Nabatiya in south Lebanon today. Five local residents were hurt by the blast.

Security sources are blaming Syria for the recent increase in attacks on Israel Defense Force personnel in Lebanon. According to the sources, there were at least 70 attacks or attempted attacks during the past month which resulted in four Israeli soldiers dead and 32 wounded. There have been 16 attacks since the beginning of April.

The sources say this is due to Syria’s failure to restrain terrorists operating from areas of Lebanon it controls. Observers noted that where the Syrians have acted to prevent attacks, such as on the Golan Heights none have occurred.

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