Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on Lebanese border

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed as Hezbollah militants traded fire with Israeli forces on the Lebanese border.After Israeli forces were hit by missile fire, they responded by firing shells into southern Lebanon.The UN Security Council is to discuss the fighting at an emergency meeting called by France in New York.A senior UN official on the ground in Lebanon urged “maximum restraint to prevent an escalation”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting and said the attackers would “pay the full price”.The cross-border violence erupted when Israeli military vehicles were struck by anti-tank missiles at about 11:35 (09:35 GMT) near Mt Dov, in the Shebaa Farms area, a tract of land where the borders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria meet.
Two soldiers died in the attack. Hezbollah said it was retaliation for an Israeli air strike that killed six of its fighters and an Iranian Revolutionary Guards general in the Syrian Golan Heights 10 days ago.