Israeli troops shot two suspected armed infiltrators at the Syrian frontier in the occupied Golan Heights on Friday, the Israeli military said. A statement said the troops "opened fire, hits were confirmed" after spotting ''the suspects'' penetrating the Israeli frontier.
Israeli news web site Ynet said both men had been killed, but a
military spokeswoman would not confirm their condition, nor was it clear
to which group the men belonged.The shootings were the latest of a series of escalating violence along the testy frontier, coming 10 days after Israel
attacked Syrian targets in retaliation for a roadside bombing that
wounded four Israeli soldiers, in the worst Israeli casualty toll of
Syria's more than three year insurgency.
Spillover violence on
the Golan from the Syrian civil war has often drawn Israeli return fire
against Syrian positions, ending what had previously been a stable,
decades-old stand-off between the foes.