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Lebanese news agency says Israeli airstrikes killed 12 people in southern Lebanon

From CNN’s Charbell Mallo in Abu Dhabi and Manveena Suri

A series of Israeli airstrikes across southern Lebanon killed 12 people, including children, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Seven members of the same family were killed in a residential building in Nabatieh, the third time the southern Lebanese city has been targeted since October, according to the agency.

A child who survived the strikes was found under the rubble after more than four hours of search and rescue operations.

In the town of Souwaneh, three members of one family were killed, including a two-year-old and a 13-year-old boy, the agency reported.

The strikes came after the Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday said that it had struck “Hezbollah terror targets” in Lebanon in response to a deadly rocket attack on the Israeli city of Safed that they said originated from Lebanese territory.

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