The Latest: Lebanese army: Israel fires 40 shells on border

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on firing on the Israeli-Lebanese border (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

The Lebanese army says Israeli forces have fired some 40 shells on the outskirts of several border villages following an attack by the militant Hezbollah group on Israeli troops.

The army said in a statement Sunday that the incendiary and cluster shells struck the outskirts of the villages of Maroun el-Ras, Aitaroun and Yaroun triggering some fires.

The army gave no further details.

Al-Manar TV of Hezbollah reported that shelling stopped at around 6 p.m. (1500 GMT), nearly two hours after the missile attack by the group.

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4:55 p.m.

Israeli military has confirmed ‘multiple hits’ on an army base by anti-tank missiles fired from Lebanon.

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah claimed Sunday it had scored a direct hit on an Israeli military vehicle.

In a brief statement, the Israeli military gave no details on whether the missile had caused any damage or casualties on the Israeli side.

Israeli media said that army was shelling targets in southern Lebanon in response.

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3:20 p.m.

The Israeli military says an anti-tank missile has been launched from Lebanon toward Israel.

In a brief statement Sunday, the military gave no further details on whether the missile had caused any damage or casualties.

Israel has been bracing for a possible attack by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in response to a series of alleged Israeli strikes on Iranian and Hezbollah targets in recent weeks.

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