2 Missiles Fired From Lebanon Hit Israel; Third A Dud
Unknown persons have fired three missiles from Lebanon towards Israel, according to the Israeli army, Stefanie Jaerkel and Weedah Hamzah reported for Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa).
Photo Insert: Rockets fired targeting Israeli cities
Two of them landed in Israel and one hit the ground in Lebanon, the army said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that it had responded with artillery fire towards Lebanon. There were initially no reports of casualties in Israel.
According to a Lebanese security source, six Israeli shells later landed in Lebanon. There were initially no reports of injuries or damage. The Israeli army also said there was a missile alert in several locations in the north of the country.
Residents were told to go to the shelters, media reported. According to the report, a fire broke out after the impact of a missile. Israeli media said the army assumed that Palestinian groups had fired the missiles, but an army spokesperson did not initially want to confirm this.
Just two weeks ago, two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel. One was intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, while the other fell in an open area inside Israel. In response, Israel struck targets in Lebanon.
Israeli army officials said at the time that Palestinian factions in Lebanon might be responsible. A Lebanese security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said a hardline Palestinian group might be behind the launching of the rockets.