Two IDF soldiers were injured in an explosion near the border with Lebanon, marking the second border clash between Israel and Lebanon in three days.
An IDF military spokesman confirmed an explosive device went off near an IDF tank in the Har Dov area. One soldier is moderately wounded and the second lightly injured.
The Hezbollah affiliated al-Manar news outlet first reported that Israel responded by shelling an area near Kfar Chouba, located in the contested Shebaa farms region along the border.
The military confirmed that it fired artillery shells into south Lebanon where it is believed the perpetrators of the attack originated from.
The IDF said in a statement that a bomb “activated against them during activity along the Israel-Lebanon border.”
“Initial reports indicate that the explosive device was planted with the intent to attack soldiers,” the statement read.
The wounded soldiers were evacuated by helicopter to a local hospital after being stabilized at the scene.
The Shebaa Farms area is a small strip of highly disputed land that crosses the borders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria. Hezbollah and Palestinian terrorists have been active in the region in the past.
On Sunday, the IDF opened fire on suspects who attempted to infiltrate into Israel via Lebanon. Lebanon said that it was Lebanese soldiers. One Lebanese soldiers was wounded during the exchange of fire.