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IDF Soldier Wounded in Drive-By Shooting From Across Lebanese Border

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Israeli soldiers. Photo: IDF.

Israeli soldiers. Photo: IDF. – An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded on Wednesday from gunfire that appeared to have originated from Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

According to the IDF, a passing vehicle on the Lebanese side of the border open fired on Israel soldiers on patrol near the Reches Ramim area along the border fence. The Israeli soldiers returned fire hitting the vehicle.

The Lebanese army denied that the shooting took place, telling Lebanon’s official National News Agency “that there is no truth to the claims by some media reports from the Zionist enemy.”

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL) said it was investigating the shooting. A spokesperson said it appears the gunfire originated from Kafr Kila, across the border in Lebanon.

The wounded Israeli soldier was taken to a hospital for further treatment, and local farmers were told to evacuate areas near the border fence.

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