Jul 27, 2020 15:38 UTC

Israeli military says it has ordered residents along Lebanese border to remain indoors after explosions and exchange of fire were reported between Israeli soldiers and Lebanese forces along Lebanon’s southern border.

The Israeli army is also closing major roads and has asked residents to avoid unnecessary trips, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in  al-Quds that the Tel Aviv regime is “in the midst of a complicated event.”

Meanwhile, Reuters news agency quoted an unnamed Lebanese source as saying on Monday that Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement has carried out an operation against Israeli army in Shebaa farms area in response to Israeli attack in Syria in which a Hezbollah member was martyred last week.

According to the Lebanese source, Hezbollah has fired a guided missile at an Israeli military vehicle in its operation, inflicting casualties on Israeli troops.

A reporter for the local Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported that Israeli forces were shelling an area of Kfarchouba village in the southern Lebanese Province of Nabatieh as Israeli fighter jets flew over occupied Shebaa farms.

Later in the day, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, called for "maximum restraint," adding that the firing had stopped.

"Major General (Stefano) Del Col has been in contact with both parties to assess the situation and decrease tension while urging maximum restraint," UNIFIL Spokesman Andrea Tenenti said, adding, "The firing has now stopped."