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Four Israeli soldiers injured in explosion on Lebanese border

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August 7, 2013 | 9:04 am

Lebanese Army soldiers from the engineering unit inspect the area as one of them carries a minesweeper near the site of an explosion near the Lebanese-Israeli border in the village of Labbouneh, southern Lebanon on August 7. Photo by REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Lebanese Army soldiers from the engineering unit inspect the area as one of them carries a minesweeper near the site of an explosion near the Lebanese-Israeli border in the village of Labbouneh, southern Lebanon on August 7. Photo by REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Four Israeli soldiers were injured by an explosive detonated as they patrolled the border with Lebanon.

The soldiers were taken to a hospital in northern Israel, where three underwent surgery and one was admitted to the intensive care unit.

The Israel Defense Forces said it was investigating the early Wednesday morning incident. The IDF said it would continue to secure the northern border.

Lebanese media said the explosion occurred inside the Lebanese border, with some reports putting it at approximately 500 feet inside Lebanon and others at 20 feet. Blood stains and a hole are visible at the site of the explosion, according to Lebanese reports.

“There’s something that unites the South and the North and all our other fronts – the IDF soldiers who defend us and our borders,” Netanyahu said Wednesday. “That’s what happened last night. We’ll continue to act responsibly to protect Israel’s borders.”

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