Two Israeli soldiers were injured when a bomb exploded near the border with Lebanon Tuesday, military officials said. The explosion occurred near the Har Dov region on the north of the border and Israel immediately responded by attacking two Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon. "Initial reports indicate that the explosion was caused by an explosive device that was planted with the intention of attacking IDF soldiers," a post on the official IDF Twitter account said.
A short while later, a second explosion took place on the Israeli side of the border, military officials said. No injuries or damage occurred, the Jerusalem Post reported. "The Lebanese government and Hezbollah are directly liable for this blatant breach of Israel's sovereignty," Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, IDF spokesman, said. "The IDF responded to the unprovoked aggression against its forces and will continue to operate in order to maintain the safety of the northern border of Israel."
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