Israeli troops on Monday in southern Lebanon shot two Hezbollah guerrillas during a clash in southern Lebanon, the army said.

The army said the soldiers opened fire after guerrillas approached the force in a "threatening manner." It identified hitting two of the three militants in the group.

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The clash underscored the fragility of a week-old truce that ended 34 days of fighting. Israel is keeping troops in southern Lebanon until Lebanese troops and U.N. peacekeepers take up positions.

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