At least four Hezbollah militants were killed by an Israeli airstrike on a village in southern Lebanon on Friday, sources in the Lebanese security services and the pro-Iranian movement said.

Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) struck a house in the community of Beit Leaf, killing four people and injuring five others, according to the same source.

The Xinhua news agency, citing information from local officials who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported that Israeli UAVs launched 12 raids on six border communities, against which they fired a total of 28 missiles. Israeli artillery also hit 18 locations in southern Lebanon, with about 80 shells, it adds.

On the Lebanese-Israeli border hostilities are almost daily after the unprecedented attack launched on October 7 by the Palestinian Hamas on Israeli territory. The clashes have killed 234 people in Lebanon, including 168 Hezbollah members and 39 civilians, according to Lebanese security sources. In Israel, authorities have announced the deaths of nine soldiers and six civilians.