Israelis kill three guerrillas in Lebanon

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Israeli soldiers killed three guerrillas in south Lebanon yesterday and Israeli planes later raided suspected guerrilla targets, the army said.

"At least three terrorists were killed overnight during military activity of an armoured force near the northern line in the Western district of the security zone," an army spokesman said, referring to the border strip occupied by Israel. The guerrillas fired mortars at outposts of the Israeli- allied militia, the South Lebanon Army (SLA), and at a Lebanese village during the clash, the spokesman said. No Israelis were killed.

On Sunday, at least eight Lebanese civilians were killed in an attack which Israel blamed on the Shia Muslim Amal movement on a village in the occupation zone. The Amal group denied it was behind the attack on Beit Lif.

- Reuters, Jerusalem