Three wounded in Hezbollah attack on command center in Kiryat Shmona


Hezbollah targeted Thursday three military posts and a command center in northern Israel as Israeli artillery shelled several border towns in south Lebanon.

Hezbollah said in a statement that it had attacked the Jalil command center in Kiryat Shmona, the Branit post, soldiers in Metula, and the Radar post in the occupied Shebaa Farms. An officer and two soldiers were wounded in the Kiryat Shmona attack, the Israeli army radio said.

Israeli artillery meanwhile shelled the southern towns of Kfarkila, al-Khiam, al-Hamames and the outskirts of Aita al-Shaab.

On Wednesday, Israeli strikes on the town of al-Khiam killed a man identified as a civilian and wounded two others.

Israel and Hezbollah have been engaging in low-intensity but deadly fighting since the start of the war in Gaza.

During that time, 228 people have been killed in Lebanon, 173 of them identified by Hezbollah as fighters. Israeli authorities say nine soldiers and nine civilians have been killed in attacks by Hezbollah.

Hezbollah announced two attacks Wednesday, a rocket attack on a gathering of Israeli troops and another attack on what they called “technical equipment,” without elaborating.

International governments are scrambling to prevent hostilities on the Lebanon-Israel border from spiraling into all-out war. Israel and Hezbollah fought a monthlong war in 2006 that ended in a stalemate.

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