15 killed, 41 hurt in Israeli raids on Lebanon
Fifteen people were killed in a spate of Israeli raids on Lebanon overnight.india Updated: Jul 17, 2006 09:07 IST
Fifteen people were killed in a spate of Israeli raids on Lebanon overnight, including seven Lebanese soldiers who lost their lives in a raid on a military intelligence base north of Tripoli, police said.
At least 41 people were wounded, including 20 soldiers in the attacks.
In the deadliest strike, the seven soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when a military intelligence centre was hit by Israeli fire in the coastal town of Abde in the north of Lebanon.
Israeli jets also launched nine raids in less than a quarter of an hour on the town of Baalbeck, a bastion of Hezbollah, killing three civilians and wounding six others.
The bombing targeted two petrol stations and several Hezbollah buildings including a commercial cooperative and a school, police said.
Two civilians were killed when three Israeli missiles landed on homes in the village of Jalala in the Zahle region in eastern Lebanon, the Lebanese Red Cross said.
South east of Beirut three civilians were killed just before midnight when Israeli air raids hit a house in the Chouf mountains region, police said.
A total of 60 people dead on Sunday and the early hours on Monday brought to over 163 the number killed in the Israeli offensive which began last Wednesday, according to an official and medical sources.