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IDF Soldier Struck by Gunfire on Lebanese Border

IDF on Lebanese border (Photo: IDF spokesperson)

Tensions along Israel's border with Lebanon continue to mount. The Times of Israel reports that stray gunfire struck an IDF soldier posted along the border, only perforating his dog tag:

Bullets struck an IDF post on the Lebanese border, the army reported Wednesday morning, in what was likely a case of stray gunfire.

One soldier was hit by a ricocheting bullet, but was not hurt, the IDF said. His dog tag was perforated.

The army said the shooting was being investigated but “the working theory is stray gunfire.”

“A short time ago, gunfire struck an IDF position in the Metula area,” a Hebrew-language tweet from the army’s official Twitter account said.

“A ricochet hit the post and the dog tag of a soldier guarding in the post,” the army said. “The soldier was examined, but was not hurt.”

The incident along the tense frontier came as Israel and the Hezbollah terror group in southern Lebanon have been marking 10 years since a bloody war.

The IDF has been bolstering defenses along the northern border, expanding the network of fences and surveillance capabilities...

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