The bodies of two of the four Israeli soldiers missing in a Hezbollah attack on their warship off Lebanon were found Saturday aboard the damaged vessel, military officials said.

The ship was severely damaged Friday either by a drone loaded with explosives or a missile fired by Hezbollah as the Israeli navy blockaded Lebanon as part of its military offensive against the guerrillas.

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The warship was returning to the Israeli port of Haifa Saturday when the remains of the two soldiers were found in the wrecked part of the ship, the military officials said on condition of anonymity since they were not authorized to speak to the press.

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