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Two IDF Soldiers Slightly Injured As Bomb Explodes in South Lebanon

November 10, 1989
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A remote-controlled roadside bomb injured two Israeli soldiers in the southern Lebanon security zone Thursday, while a Katyusha rocket salvo hurt a Lebanese civilian near the Israeli border.

Military sources saw no connection between the two incidents, which occurred almost simultaneously.

One of the soldiers sustained what were described as medium wounds, when the explosive detonated close to their vehicle on a routine patrol near Kaukaba village. The other soldier was only bruised.

A senior Israel Defense Force source said the number of assaults on IDF troops and the allied South Lebanon Army in the security zone has increased recently.

But all such attacks were repelled and attempts to infiltrate Israel from southern Lebanon were also foiled, the source said.

He attributed them to Amal, the mainstream Shi’ite militia, and Hezbollah, the guerrilla force of the pro-Iranian Shi’ite extremists.

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