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Israeli shell hits southern Lebanon following truce extension: Lebanese state media

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Lebanese media reported that an Israeli shell struck the outskirts of a town in south Lebanon on Tuesday, hours after a temporary truce between the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel was extended for two days.

A spokesperson for the Israeli army said it was “currently not aware of such an incident.”

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Lebanon’s state-owned National News Agency and the Lebanese broadcaster al-Jadeed reported an Israeli shell had struck the outskirts of the town of Aita al-Shaab on Tuesday morning. Both outlets cited their correspondents as the source.

Weeks of cross-border shelling between Israel and the Lebanese group Hezbollah came to a halt on Friday when the Palestinian group Hamas - a Hezbollah ally - and Israel agreed the temporary truce in their conflict which erupted on October 7.

A spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon UNIFIL said it was looking into the reports.

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