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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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Spanish UN peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon

Burning vehicles are seen near the village of Ghajar on Israel's border with Lebanon. Credit: Reuters

The United Nations peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon today was Spanish, Associated Press has reported.

Zeina Karam, AP's Beruit Bureau Chief says that the Israeli ambassador has called Spain's foreign minister today offering condolences for the death of the UN peacekeeper.

The peacekeeper, serving with a UN monitoring force in southern Lebanon, was killed as Israel responded with air strikes and artillery fire, a UN spokesman and Spanish officials said.

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