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Israeli border patrol attacked from Jordan

Gunshots were fired at an Israeli army patrol along its southern border with Jordan Tuesday, reports, quoting Israeli military, said.

It is not clear who opened the fire Tuesday morning near the Arava border-crossing north of Eilat.

Israeli forces returned the fire. No casualties have been reported.

The Jordanian authorities denied reports that one of their soldiers opened fire at the Israeli patrol party.

The Israel-Jordan frontier has been relatively quiet since both the countries signed a peace treaty in 1994.

This is the third such incident in Israel's borders within a week.

Incidents of cross-border shooting from Syria and the Lebanon were reported in recent days.

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