The Israeli army says it attacked a group of four people who planted explosives along the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights.
Soldiers spotted the group near a frontier outpost on Sunday (August 2) night and could be seen on night footage released by the Israeli army.
Backed by air support, the military said its soldiers, quote, "fired simultaneously towards the squad of four terrorists."
They did not comment on whether any of the four individuals were killed.
An army spokesperson said it was too soon to say if the squad belonged to any organization, but that Israel held, quote, "the Syrian regime accountable".
There was no immediate comment from Syria.
Tensions have risen in recent weeks along the Israel-Syria frontier after a fighter of the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah was killed in an apparent Israeli strike on the edge of Damascus.
Israel has since boosted its forces on its northern front, where it borders Lebanon and Syria.
According to an army spokesperson, the overnight encounter occurred at the same spot where Israel used to operate a field hospital to treat Syrians who'd be wounded in the Syrian civil war.
That was until two years ago.
The spokesperson added that the army had noticed, quote, "irregular activity" in the area for about a week.