Hezbollah guerillas attacked an Israeli military base near the Israeli border with Lebanon on Saturday, injuring one Israeli soldier, the Israeli army said.
An army spokesman told Xinhua that Hezbollah guerillas attacked the Nurit army base near the Israeli town of Avivim.
It was believed that the attack was carried out by Hezbollah snipers, said the spokesman, adding that one Israeli soldier was wounded.
The Israeli army is currently investigating the incident. Israel started a massive offensive in Lebanon on July 12 when Lebanon’s Shiite group Hezbollah kidnapped two soldiers and killed eight others in a cross-border attack.
Meanwhile, thousands of Israeli troops are being massed along the border area in preparation for a possible large-scale ground operation into Lebanon.
About 350 Lebanese including civilians and 33 Israelis including 15 civilians have been killed in the 11-day-old violence. Enditem