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TWO DIE, SOLDIER HURT IN ATTACKS IN LEBANON

Israeli troops wounded one soldier Sunday in an attack on a Lebanese army post, and two men were killed in a bombing by anti-Israeli guerrillas, Lebanese security officials said.

The violence occurred in southern Lebanon near a border enclave where 1,500 Israeli troops are stationed to shield towns in northern Israel from guerrilla attacks.

Following the ground attack, Israeli warplanes attacked suspected guerrilla bases near the village of Louzieh, which faces the Israeli zone in south Lebanon.

In Israel, an army spokesman confirmed the raid and said all of the aircraft returned safely to base. There was no word on rebel casualties.

The bomb exploded along a road in a village near the town of Jezzine, killing a Lebanese and an Egyptian, said the security officials, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity.

The Iranian-backed guerrilla group Hezbollah, which has been fighting to oust the Israelis from southern Lebanon, claimed responsibility for the blast.

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