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Israeli Military Says Soldier Killed by Lebanese Sniper

Daniel Loncarevic/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- An Israeli soldier was killed by a Lebanese military sniper late Sunday night when shots were fired at a vehicle driving along the Israeli-Lebanese border, the Israeli military reported.

The Israeli military lodged a complaint with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, calling the killing an “outrageous breach of Israel’s sovereignty,” and heightened its state of preparedness along the border.

Various Israeli media outlets reported the vehicle was struck from a relatively short distance by six or seven bullets from a light firearm.

There were reports that the Israeli army later fired at a Lebanese military post in retaliation.

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