2 rockets explode in Baabda of Beirut

2 rockets explode in Baabda of Beirut
Fri Aug 2, 2013 09:00:16

Two rockets fired from an unknown location have exploded outside Beirut, a security source says, with one landing just meters from an entrance to the presidential palace.

"Two rockets landed in Baabda but there were no casualties," the source told AFP, without offering further details.

One rocket fell in the garden of a house located just 100 meters (330 feet) from the secondary entrance of the palace.

The second rocket fell near a Lebanese army training camp in the region of Baabda, around eight kilometers southeast of the capital.

The incident came amid tensions in Lebanon over the conflict in neighboring Syria, which has spilled over and led to violence in several areas.

In June, a Grad rocket fired from north of the Lebanese capital exploded near the city and the army found a second rocket at the launch site.


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