The World : Guerrillas, Israelis Clash

Three guerrillas were killed and five Israeli soldiers were wounded in a clash north of Israel's self-declared security zone in southern Lebanon, Israeli military officials said. They said the wounded, who had light to moderate injuries, were evacuated by helicopter after the incident near the village of Yater, about a mile north of the border zone. The officials did not identify the group to which the guerrillas belonged, but Israeli experts say the area is used by Shia Muslim militiamen to launch rocket attacks on Israel. Lebanese police earlier reported about 60 Israeli troops landed from two helicopters just north of the zone and fired rifles and machine guns.

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