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Israel soldier 'killed by sniper'

An Israeli soldier has been killed in a shooting along the northern border with Lebanon, according to the Israeli military.

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 UN peacekeeping forces and said it would not "tolerate aggression against the state of Israel".

AP

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