Israeli troops injured in landmine blast on Lebanon border


Several Israeli soldiers were wounded Tuesday when a landmine exploded under a military Humvee vehicle on the border with the Lebanese town of Aita al-Shaab, al-Manar TV reported.

The blast went off as Israeli vehicles were carrying out bulldozing works in the Herj al-Raheb area, al-Manar added.

“One of the soldiers was heard screaming after his leg was amputated by the explosion,” the TV network added, noting that the Israeli vehicles withdrew from the area after the incident.

A security source meanwhile told al-Mayadeen TV that the blast occurred on the Israeli side of the Blue Line.

The incident comes days after Israel announced killing a man who had allegedly crossed from Lebanon and planted a bomb that went off in northern Israel.

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