In Lebanon, a purported Israeli strike injures UN observers

A car carrying UN technical observers was struck by an Israeli missile on Saturday outside the border town of Rmeish in southern Lebanon, injuring many observers, two security sources told Reuters.

Israeli forces did not strike a vehicle that belonged to UNIFIL, the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, according to Israeli military spokeswoman Avichay Adraee.Neither UNIFIL nor the U.N. technical observer mission, UNTSO, responded right away.

Three U.N. technical observers and one Lebanese translator were reportedly in the car, according to one of the security sources. According to that and another security source, multiple people inside the car had been injured by the Israeli hit.

For almost six months, Israel and the armed group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon have been exchanging gunfire in tandem with the Gaza War.