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Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

Two Israeli soldiers were killed in the Hezbollah attack, Israeli military have said. A military statement said seven soldiers were also wounded in the attack on a convoy near the Lebanon border.

The Lebanese Hezbollah group has said it fired a missile at an Israeli military convoy, prompting Israel to fire at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon in a significant escalation along the volatile border.

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Lebanon Hezbollah targets Israeli convoy

The Lebanese Hezbollah group has said it fired a missile at an Israeli military convoy, prompting retaliation from Israel, in a significant escalation along the volatile border, Associated Press reports.

Smoke rises after an explosion near the village of Ghajar on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Credit: Reuters

Hezbollah said its fighters destroyed a number of vehicles carrying Israeli officers and soldiers and caused casualties among "enemy ranks".

The Israeli military said an anti-tank missile hit a military vehicle near the Lebanese border. It did not immediately report any casualties, and said residents of the area had been ordered to remain in their homes.

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