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Israel shells border area in south Lebanon: Security sources

AFP , Wednesday 28 Jan 2015
Lebanon border
File Photo: Israeli troops on Lebanon border (Photo:Reuters)

Israeli tanks on Wednesday shelled areas of southeastern Lebanon, security sources told AFP, after an anti-tank missile hit an Israeli army vehicle in an occupied border area.

Two sources told AFP that more than a dozen shells had been fired on Lebanese border villages and that Israeli warplanes were flying over the area.

There was no immediate information on casualties.

"At least 15 shells have been fired against five villages in the south," one security source said, adding that the village of Majidiyeh was hardest hit.

Another security source said the Israeli army was firing a new shell into the area about every two minutes, and was also firing artillery.

The shelling came after the Israeli military said an anti-tank missile had hit an Israeli army vehicle in the Shebaa Farms border area occupied by Israel.

Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Lebanese army is deployed in all five villages that were shelled, but it was unclear whether Hezbollah had a presence there.

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