BEIRUT — Israeli tank fire killed three pro-Iranian Muslim guerrillas on a mission against Israeli troops in south Lebanon, a statement by the Islamic Resistance said today.
The umbrella group of Muslim radicals said, "One of (the) units, which was on its way to launch an attack against Israeli troops, was ambushed on Monday night near the village of Jarmaq."
Jarmaq lies inside Israel's self-declared security zone set up in 1985 to protect its northern borders from guerrilla attacks.
"Israeli tanks fired more than 30 shells on the stragglers, killing three of our Muslim heroes. But despite the heavy shelling, the rest of our unit were able to pull out the three corpses," the statement said.
"Following the attack, Israeli forces lit up the sky with flare bombs and rushed reinforcements to the area."
In the occupied West Bank today, Israeli border police shot and wounded a Palestinian demonstrator in the town of Jenin.
Shot in Leg
The Palestinian man was shot in the leg when dozens of protesters, their faces concealed with kaffiyeh headdresses, attacked their patrol in the Jenin refugee camp, the army command said.