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Israel fires into Lebanon after bomb attack aimed at its troops

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Israel fires into Lebanon after bomb attack aimed at its troops

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Israel says it has fired tank rounds and artillery into southern Lebanon, targeting Hezbollah in retaliation for a bomb attack aimed at Israeli soldiers patrolling the border.

No injuries were reported on either side.

The border has been mostly quiet since Israel and Hezbollah fought an inconclusive war in 2006, but Israeli forces still hold at least three pockets of occupied land claimed by Lebanon.

The flare-up comes as the government in Beirut issued a statement affirming “the right of Lebanese citizens to resist Israeli occupation and repel aggressions and recover occupied territory”.