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BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) – A top Lebanese newspaper citing “multiple sources” says that the militant Hezbollah group mistakenly fired at an army helicopter a day earlier, killing an officer.

The pro-Syrian Al-Safir daily says the gunmen mistook the helicopter for an Israeli aircraft dropping off soldiers in the south of the country and opened fire, killing the navigator.

The paper often receives leaked information from the Shiite militant group.

Hezbollah, meanwhile, described the shooting at the time as “a very unfortunate and painful incident.” The statement did not say whether the group shot at the helicopter. There has been no government comment on the event.

Other local media outlets Friday also suggested similar scenarios.

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