Israeli police said an explosion in a northern border town early Tuesday was caused by two rockets fired from Lebanon. Military officials said initially the blast was apparently caused by old ordnance, but later they also confirmed it was fired overnight.
"We can confirm that a 122 mm Katyusha rocket was fired into the north of Israel from Lebanon last night," police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said, according to Reuters. An Israeli military spokeswoman said earlier that the blast in Shlomi village, which caused no casualties, appeared to have been from the detonation of leftover ordnance -- perhaps a dud rocket from Hizbullah barrages during the 2006 Lebanon war. "We stress that we are still investigating," she said. Later, it was confirmed that two rockets were fired early in the morning hours.
Light damage was caused to a house from the first rocket. The second rocket landed in a street in the town, and Israel's Army Radio reported that it caused damage to an electricity pole.