Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Rockets hit Kiryat Shmona


Three rockets were fired into a northern Israeli town from southern Lebanon on Tuesday, slamming into residential areas but causing no casualties, the army said.

An Israeli security source said Hizbollah guerrillas were suspected of firing the rockets at the Israeli city of Kiryat Shemona, but a Hizbollah spokesman denied any knowledge of the incident.

In the past, little-known Palestinian groups have also fired Katyusha rockets at northern Israel. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.The army said it could not confirm who had fired the rockets or exactly where they had come from. It had earlier said there were casualties but later said no Israelis were hurt.

Israeli troops killed four pro-Syrian Hizbollah guerrillas one month ago when they raided north Israel in a botched attempt to capture Israeli troops. It was the worst round of fighting since Israel pulled out of south Lebanon five years ago.