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7 IDF soldiers hurt in anti-tank missile attack on Lebanon border; Hezbollah takes credit

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Smoke rises from shells fired from Israel over al-Wazzani area in southern Lebanon. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Seven IDF soldiers were injured in a multi-pronged attack carried out by Hezbollah from Lebanon on Wednesday.

IDF Spokesman Brig-Gen. Moti Almoz described two incidents that unfolded. In the first, an anti-tank missile fired from southern Lebanon struck an IDF vehicle traveling with other military vehicles, resulting in a number of injures among IDF soldiers. Almoz ruled out the possibility of a kidnapping.

The IDF said the seven soldiers were lightly-to-moderately injured in the strike.

Following the anti-tank missile, mortar shells launched from Syria were fired at IDF positions on Har Dov and the Hermon Mountain. The army evacuated dozens of people from the Hermon Mountain. A home in the Israeli border town of Kafr Rajar was damaged by a mortar shell.

The IDF responded with combined artillery and air strikes on multiple targets in southern Lebanon. “We view Hezbollah as responsible,” Almoz said. “This is not necessarily the end of the IDF’s response,” he warned.

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