Several injured after strike hits car carrying UN observers near Lebanon border – Reuters


An Israeli strike has hit a car carrying United Nations observers outside a town in southern Lebanon, two security sources told Reuters.

There was no immediate comment from UNIFIL – the UN peacekeeper mission in southern Lebanon – about the incident near Rmeish.

UNIFIL accompanies technical observers monitoring the Blue Line, which divides the border between Lebanon and Israel.

The Israeli military said it did not strike a UNIFIL vehicle in south Lebanon.

Israel has exchanged regular fire with the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon since the beginning of the war between Israel and Hamas in October.

A series of Israeli airstrikes in southern Lebanon killed 16 people on Wednesday, while a barrage of rockets fired by Hezbollah killed one Israeli man, making it the deadliest day in more than five months of fighting along the border.

Concerns have grown about further escalation between Israel and Hezbollah, with tens of thousands of people on both sides displaced by the violence.

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