Israel: 1 soldier killed along Lebanon border

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Associated Press

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 15 at 4:04 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says one soldier has been killed in a shooting along the northern border with Lebanon.

In a statement, the army said the soldier was killed by a sniper from the Lebanese army.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the shooting incident, but it raised the possibility of Israeli retaliation.

Earlier, the army said it had protested the shooting with U.N. peacekeeping forces and said it would not "tolerate aggression against the state of Israel."

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