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jinglewaysmegawaysslot|3 killed, 2 injured in Israeli airstrikes in S. Lebanon

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BEIRUTjinglewaysmegawaysslot, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed and two civilians injured on Thursday in Israeli air strikes targeting several areas in southern Lebanonjinglewaysmegawaysslot, Lebanese military sources told Xinhua.

The sources, who spoke anonymously, said that an Israeli warplane fired six air-to-surface missiles at the southeast village of Khiam, killing a Hezbollah member and wounding two civilians.

In a separate incident, an Israeli drone fired four air-to-surface missiles at a car in the Tyre District of southwest Lebanon, killing a Hezbollah official, Abbas Ibrahim Hamza Hamada, who was a commander in the western region of the border area.

The sources added that an Israeli drone raided a civilian car in the village of Houmine in the Nabatieh District, killing its driver, Hadi Jumaa, whose father was reportedly close to Hezbollah.

Tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border escalated on Oct. 8, 2023, following a barrage of rockets launched by Hezbollah toward Israel in solidarity with Hamas' attack on Israel the day before. Israel then retaliated by firing heavy artillery toward southeastern Lebanon.

jinglewaysmegawaysslot|3 killed, 2 injured in Israeli airstrikes in S. Lebanon