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Israel responds to Lebanon rockets with artillery fire

Jerusalem, Aug 4 (EFE).- Three rockets were launched at Israel from Lebanon on Wednesday, according to Israel’s military, which retaliated with artillery fire.

“3 rockets were just fired from Lebanon toward northern Israel. 2 rockets landed in Israel, and 1 fell inside Lebanon,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a post on Twitter.

“In response, our artillery forces fired into Lebanon,” the IDF added, without providing further details.

One of the projectiles landed in a deserted area in the border city of Kiryat Shmona, causing a small fire, Israeli state-run Kan TV said.

No casualties or major damages have been reported, according to local media.

On July 20, two rockets were launched from Lebanon on Israel, which responded with artillery.

On that occasion, Israeli media reported that the missiles had not been launcehd by Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah but by pro-Hamas-affiliated Palestinian groups based in the area.

Israel and Lebanon are technically still at war and there are no diplomatic relations between the two neighbors.

The latest exchange of fire comes as Lebanon marks the first anniversary of the devastating Beirut explosion that left over 200 people dead and injured 6,500. EFE


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