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5 killed, 6 injured by Israeli airstrikes on S. Lebanon

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Beirut: Five people were killed and six others were injured Wednesday night in two Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon’s southern border areas, Lebanese medical and security sources said.

The sources said that an Israeli drone destroyed, with two air-to-surface missiles, a residential apartment within a three-story building on the eastern side of Lebanon’s southern city of Nabatieh.

The sources noted that initial information from rescue teams indicated that four people were killed and six others were injured in the drone attack, adding search was underway for missing persons while rescuers continued to clear the debris.

Meanwhile, a house in the southeastern village of Deir Siriane was hit by two missiles fired by an Israeli warplane, which resulted in its destruction and the death of the occupant.

Earlier in the day, five people were killed and 11 others were wounded in Israeli airstrikes on the southeastern villages of Aadchit and al-Sawaneh.

The Lebanon-Israel border has been witnessing increased tension since Oct. 8, 2023, after Lebanese armed group Hezbollah fired dozens of rockets toward Israel in support of the Hamas attack on Israel the previous day, prompting Israel to respond by firing heavy artillery toward southeastern Lebanon.

The confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel have killed 281 people on the Lebanese side, including 192 Hezbollah members and 52 civilians, according to Lebanese security sources.

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