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Officer, Two Soldiers Injured by Land Mines in South Lebanon

January 29, 1990
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An officer and two other soldiers were injured in land mine explosions that damaged two Israel Defense Force tanks Friday in the southern Lebanon security zone.

The tanks were traveling separately to Beit Yahoun, where a third Merkava tank was immobilized by a land mine the day before.

The IDF Northern Command is investigating how the tanks could have been damaged on roads that presumably had been swept for mines.

The IDF and its allied South Lebanon Army, meanwhile, foiled two infiltration attempts in the eastern sector of the security zone Friday. An IDF patrol in the Taibeh region came under light weapons fire from would-be infiltrators presumed to belong to Nayef Hawatmeh’s Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The soldiers returned the fire and were joined by SLA troops in a search for the infiltrators, who fled northward out of the zone. There were no IDF or SLA casualties.

SLA soldiers captured an armed terrorist near the Khardalah bridge in the eastern sector of the security zone. The man was heading toward the Israeli border with a Kalachnikov assault rifle and six magazines.

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