Israeli Military says that a senior Israeli officer was killed in a confrontation with militants on the frontier with Lebanon two days ago.
The military said troops and aircraft killed two “terrorist infiltrators” who had crossed into Israeli territory.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed that they were its members.
Later, at least three militants from Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement were killed as the military attacked sites in Lebanon in response to mortar fire.
On Tuesday, Hezbollah said its fighters fired an anti-tank guided missile at an Israeli military vehicle in the Avivim area.
Israel has been carrying out military actions after Gaza controlling militia group Hamas in partnership with Hezbollah launched a series of attacks on Israel on Saturday.