IDF Shoots Hizbullah Terrorists Planting Bomb on Border

BEIRUT (AP) -
Israeli tanks are shown positioned near the site where Israeli troops shot two Hizbullah terrorists, in the Golan Heights on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Israeli tanks are shown positioned near the site where Israeli troops shot two Hizbullah terrorists, in the Golan Heights on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Israeli troops opened fire Wednesday on two terrorists who were trying to plant explosives on the frontier with Syria, the Israeli military said.

The IDF said its forces fired on suspected Hizbullah members on the mountainous Golan Heights and that “hits were identified.”

Hizbullah officials were not immediately available for comment.

Syrian state media accused Israel of targeting its forces with tank shells, and warned against such “adventures.”

Also Wednesday, Lebanon’s state-run news agency reported that Israeli warplanes flying at low altitude carried out mock raids over the southern towns of Nabatiyeh and Iqlim al-Tuffah. It says the warplanes were accompanied by an unmanned Israeli reconnaissance aircraft.

The agency also reported that Israeli military helicopters were flying over the town of Shebaa that lies close to the Golan Heights.

There was no comment from Israel.