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Three Soldiers Injured

August 7, 1984
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Three Israeli soldiers were wounded today when an explosive charge went off under the vehicle in which they were travelling near the village of Ansariya northeast of Tyre. The charge was detonated by a remote control cable which was set by terrorists who hid in a bend in the road, according to Israel Radio.

The radio report said it was the 30th attack in the past two weeks in this area of south Lebanon, where Shiite religious leaders have been calling for a jihad (holy war) against the Israeli soldiers.

An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were wounded yesterday in eastern Lebanon when their vehicle hit a mine. The soldier’s death brought the number of Israelis killed since the Lebanon war started to 589.

In the four-month period from April through July there were 250 attacks against Israeli forces, with another 20 so far this month. Most of the attacks and attempted attacks have been in the vicinity of Shiite villages in the Tyre-Nabatiya-Bekaa valley triangle.

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