IDF Uncovers Third Hezbollah Attack Tunnel Snaking into Israel

The Associated Press

The Times of Israel reports: The Israel Defense Forces said it uncovered a Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnel that penetrated Israeli territory from southern Lebanon on Tuesday, the third passageway found since the military launched a digging operation on the border last week.

The army said it had drilled into the passage and planted explosives inside it to ensure it cannot be used. This was the third tunnel that the IDF has found inside Israeli territory as part of its Operation Northern Shield to find and destroy such subterranean infrastructure.

The army has also said it is aware of the existence of other tunnels, but has yet to fully expose them. Troops have been operating on the border to find and destroy the tunnels since the launch of Operation Northern Shield last week, raising tensions on the potentially volatile frontier.

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