JERUSALEM, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli army said on Thursday that its troops came under fire near Israel's disputed border with Syria.
The attack took place overnight as troops "operating in an enclave near the Syrian border fence identified shots fired toward them," a military spokesperson said in a statement.
The troops fired back in response, the spokesperson added.
No injuries from the Israeli side were reported.
The incident came amid heightened tension in the area over Israel's deadly airstrikes in Syria.
Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in the war-torn country, citing efforts to halt Iran's attempts to establish a military foothold in Syria.