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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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White House condems Hezbollah 'act of violence'

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The United States has condemned the deadly attack by Hezbollah on an Israeli military convoy that killed two Israeli soldiers, and urged both sides to "refrain from actions that could escalate the situation", according to Reuters.

"We urge all parties to refrain from any action that could escalate the situation," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a daily briefing.

A Spanish UN peacekeeper was also killed, but it is not yet known which side is responsible for his death, a UN spokesperson said.

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