Israel and Hezbollah clash after border ‘infiltration attempt’

Israeli military claims to have thwarted Lebanese militant group in disputed border area

Israel’s military announced it had thwarted a Hezbollah “infiltration attempt” along its northern border with Lebanon that led to military clashes, a flare-up that comes during a period of heightened tensions between the longstanding foes.

Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, an army spokesman, said there had been no Israeli military casualties but “the event” was continuing. Local media in Israel said residents in the area had heard exchanges of fire, and photos and videos posted online showed white smoke rising from the hills.

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