Israeli soldier injured from gunfire along Lebanese border


( An Israeli soldier was wounded from gunfire that originated from Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

According to the IDF, a passing vehicle on the Lebanese side of the border open fired on Israel soldiers patrolling near the Reches Ramim area along the border fence. The Israeli soldiers returned fire hitting the vehicle.

The northern Israeli town of Metula along the Lebanese border near Wednesday's shooting. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. 

The Lebanese army denied the shooting took place, telling Lebanon's official National News Agency “there is no truth to the claims by some media reports from the Zionist enemy.”

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL) said it was investigating the shooting. A spokesperson said it appeared the gunfire originated from Kafr Kila, across the border in Lebanon.

The wounded Israeli soldier was taken to a hospital for treatment. Local farmers were told to evacuate areas near the border fence. 

Posted on October 26, 2016 .