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4 Israeli soldiers wounded after explosion rocks Israeli border with Lebanon

By Mason White 2:49 PM August 7, 2013
The Israeli-Lebanese border 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) Four Israeli soldiers were wounded after an explosion rocked the Israeli-Lebanese border, according to a statement released by the Israeli military.

The four Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday morning.

The troops were involved in “an activity near the border,” the Israeli military spokesperson said, without giving details about the circumstances of the explosion. They were taken to a hospital.

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

A Lebanese security source said the incident probably occurred just north of the Israeli border fence that separates the 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 injured by a mine.
Another security source said the blast was about 150 meters, or about 500 feet, south of the blue line.

When asked about the incident, Andrea Teneti, a spokesperson for the peacekeeping force of the U.N. in southern Lebanon, said he had “no information regarding the incident”, and described the situation as calm.