Israel shells Lebanon after rockets fired

2013-12-29 09:16
Israeli soldiers on patrol near the border with Lebanon. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

Israeli soldiers on patrol near the border with Lebanon. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Jerusalem - Two missiles fired from southern Lebanon exploded in northern Israel on Sunday, prompting the Israeli military to hit back with artillery shells, an army spokesperson said.

"The Israeli artillery responded to rocket attacks from Lebanon against Israel that left no victims, targeting the area where these projectiles were fired from," an army spokesperson told AFP.

The Katyusha-style rockets landed in a field west of the town of Kyriat Shmona, without causing any casualties or damage, Israeli military radio reported.

A Lebanese security official told AFP that the Israeli military fired about 20 shells into southern Lebanon, without causing any damage.

Tension has spiked on the border between the two countries since Lebanese troops gunned down an Israeli soldier driving near the frontier on 16 December.

Israel's border with Lebanon has been largely quiet since the 2006 war with the Shi'ite movement Hezbollah.

The last time a soldier was killed there was in August 2010, when two Lebanese soldiers and a journalist also died.

In August, four Israeli soldiers were wounded by an explosion some 400 metres inside Lebanese territory, in a blast claimed by Hezbollah.

Last week, Hezbollah said one of its top leaders was killed near Beirut and blamed Israel for his murder - a charge denied by Israel, which warned against any retaliation.

UNIFIL troops were deployed along the border following the 34-day war in 2006 which killed some 1 200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

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