Smoke rises from shells fired from Israel over al-Wazzani area in southern Lebanon January 28, 2015.(Reuters / Karamallah Daher)
An anti-tank missile has struck an Israeli Defense Forces vehicle in the Har Dov area near the Lebanese border, Israeli media report.
Reports of casualties in the attack have emerged. Four soldiers are dead, according to Al Arabiya sources.
Casualties have not been officially confirmed. The IDF only tweeted that several people were injured.
A Spanish member of a UN peacekeeping force has been wounded by Israeli shelling on Lebanon, Reuters reports, citing Lebanon’s national news agency.
A UN spokesman later confirmed one of its peacekeepers was killed in southern Lebanon.
Israeli soldiers walk near military vehicles near Israel’s border with Lebanon January 28, 2015.(Reuters / Baz Ratner)
Hezbollah has in a statement claimed responsibility for the attack on the Israeli military, which it said resulted in casualties among “enemy ranks.”
The statement says the attack was carried out by a group calling itself the “heroic martyrs of Quneitra.” Quneitra is a district in the Golan Heights. The name of the group suggests the attack was in retaliation for the January 18 airstrike by Israel on the Golan Heights, which killed six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters along with a senior Iranian general.
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