Two Hezbollah fighters and a village mayor were killed on Monday and three people were injured by artillery shelling and air strikes in southern Lebanon, Lebanese military sources told Xinhua.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said two Hezbollah members were killed due to three Israeli air strikes that targeted the southwest village of Aitaroun.
The sources added that Hussein Ali Mansour, 88, the mayor of the southeast village of Taybeh, was also killed after an Israeli shell hit his house, while eight people sitting next to him on the balcony of the house survived.
The sources indicated three civilians were injured in an air strike targeting the village of Aita al-Shaab and its surroundings in the central sector of southern Lebanon.
The sources noted that Israeli drones and aircraft carried out nine air strikes on border villages in the western and eastern sectors, destroying five houses and causing damage to 17 others.
The military sources added that four batches of missiles were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel, which were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Resistance, the military wing of Hezbollah, said its fighters attacked several Israeli sites, including a gathering in the Israeli sites of Shtula, Al-Baghdadi, Hadab Al-Bustan, Al-Raheb, Pranit Barracks, and Zebdine, confirming casualties.
Israeli media later reported three soldiers were wounded on the border with Lebanon and were transported by helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
Since Oct. 8, the Lebanon-Israel border has witnessed increased tensions after Hezbollah fired dozens of rockets toward Israel in support of the Hamas surprise attack on Israel the previous day.
The confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel have so far killed 147 on the Lebanese side, including 101 Hezbollah members, a Lebanese army soldier, one member of the Amal Movement, 16 members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and 28 civilians, including three journalists, according to security sources.