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2 rockets fired from Lebanon towards Israel

Lebanese security officials say two rockets have been fired from south Lebanon toward Israel. The rockets, however, fell short of their target, landing in empty fields inside Lebanese territory close to the border.

world Updated: Feb 21, 2009 12:41 IST

Lebanese security officials say two rockets have been fired from south Lebanon toward Israel. The rockets, however, fell short of their target, landing in empty fields inside Lebanese territory close to the border.

No one has claimed responsibility for the rocket firing, and there was no immediate comment from Israel.

Officials added on Saturday that Israel retaliated by firing several shells in the vicinity of the Mansouri and al-Qulaila areas from where the rockets had been launched.

They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

Rockets from Lebanon have been fired into Israel on two occasions during Israel's Gaza offensive. Palestinian militant groups are suspected of launching them.