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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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United Nations peacekeeper killed in Lebanon

Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah group have been trading fire around the frontier area. Credit: Reuters

A UN peacekeeper has been killed in Lebanon although it is not clear if it is linked to clashes between the country and Israel.

The death was confirmed by a UN spokesman and the organisation said they were "looking into the circumstances of the tragic incident".

Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, said the incident happened close to the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms area.

Lebanese Hezbollah group fired a missile at an Isreali military convoy, prompting retaliation.

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