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Israel shelled a border region in southern Lebanon on Friday, two Lebanese security sources said, after a blast occurred on the border fence, according to the Israeli army.

One of the security sources said the shelling followed an infiltration attempt from the Lebanese side of the border, while the IDF said it was responding to a blast that caused “light damage” to the border barrier.

“IDF (army) forces are currently responding with artillery fire towards Lebanese territory,” the military said in a statement.

The shelling targeted the villages of Dhayra and Alma al-Shaab, AFP correspondents in the area said.

It struck a Lebanese army post in Dhayra, said the second security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the press.

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Israel shells South Lebanon after border fence blast

A Picture taken on October 12, 2023 shows the Israeli-Lebanon border wall in Rosh HaNikra, north western Israel. (Photo by Thomas COEX / AFP)

The flare-up is the latest in a series of incidents at the Israel-Lebanon border after a weekend onslaught by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on jewish nation triggered fierce fighting, and as Hamas and IDF traded heavy fire for a seventh day.

Hundreds of Hamas gunmen stormed across the border from Gaza into Israel on Saturday and killed more than 1,300 people, most of them civilians.

The Jewish nation has retaliated by bombarding Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, killing some 1,800 people.

On Monday, Hezbollah said IDF air strikes killed three of its members, while Palestinian fighters claimed a thwarted infiltration bid.

On Tuesday, IDF said it hit Hezbollah observation posts, while Hamas’s armed wing claimed rocket fire.

On Wednesday, Hezbollah said it targeted an IDF position near the Lebanese village of Dhayra. Retaliatory fire wounded three people.

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