Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

#WeAreHere: "Ghost" Soldiers of the Somme

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Liberia UNMIL mission: UN to hand security control to government

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Chaos and confusion after Brexit, Istanbul Airport attack (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Bitter Divorce: Chaos and confusion after Brexit (part 1)

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Extinction crisis: Saving the planet's species from an irreversible fate

Read more

#THE 51%

Unlocking the code: Women refugees offered classes in coding

Read more

#TECH 24

Viva Technology!

Read more

ENCORE!

Marcia Gay Harden, a down-to-earth Hollywood star

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

France’s Camargue region and its herdsmen

Read more

Middle east

Four Israeli soldiers injured in blast at Lebanese border

© afp

Text by WEB NEWS

Latest update : 2013-08-07

Four Israeli soldiers have been wounded in an explosion on the border with Lebanon, a military spokesman said Wednesday, without providing details of the source of the blast.

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday in an explosion on the border with Lebanon, a military spokesman said.

The troops were involved in “an activity near the border”, the spokesman said, without providing further details of the circumstances of the blast. They were taken to hospital.

Israeli forces routinely patrol the frontier with Lebanon, which has been largely quiet since a war with Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006.

A Lebanese security source said the incident may have taken place north of the border fence which separates Israeli and Lebanese forces, but on the Israeli side of a U.N.-designated “blue line” between the two countries.

He said the soldiers may have been wounded by a mine.

Another security source said the explosion was 150 metres south of the blue line.

Asked about the incident, Andrea Teneti, a spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, said he had “no information in relation to our mandate of operations”, and he described the situation as calm.

(REUTERS)

 

Date created : 2013-08-07

  • ISRAEL - SYRIA

    Syria, Israel exchange fire across Golan Heights border

    Read more

  • ISRAEL - LEBANON

    Rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel

    Read more

  • THE DEBATE

    FRANCE 24 Debate: Could the conflict in Syria push Lebanon over the edge?

    Read more

COMMENT(S)