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Israeli Army Says Soldier Killed by Lebanese Sniper, Won't 'Tolerate Aggression Against the State of Israel

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It raised the possibility of Israeli retaliation.

Israeli soldiers patrol in the city center of the West Bank town of Hebron as snow falls on December 12, 2013. A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing much of the high altitude areas with snow and ice. AFP PHOTO/HAZEM BADER HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

Israeli soldiers patrol in the city center of the West Bank town of Hebron as snow falls on December 12, 2013. (Image source: Getty Images/AFP/Hazem Bader)

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says one soldier has been killed in a shooting along the northern border with Lebanon.

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

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