The Israeli army says it has fired artillery shells into Lebanon after rocket fire was launched from Lebanon into Israel amid rising tensions in the region.
“Three rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory,” the army said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that one had fallen short of the border. “In response … artillery forces fired into Lebanese territory.”
Witnesses in Lebanon also reported that several rockets were fired at Israel.
Israeli medics distributed images of a brush fire and said they treated four people suffering “stress symptoms”. It was not immediately clear whether Lebanon had any casualties.
Sirens warning of a rocket attack sounded in several Israeli communities, including the town of Kiryat Shmona, near the Lebanese border.
The Israeli military said it had imposed no restrictions on civilians in northern areas.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said he and defence minister Benny Gantz had been “briefed” on developments and were overseeing the response.