Israel says vehicle warning sirens sound near Lebanese border


JERUSALEM, Aug 4 - A vehicle warning sirens sounded in northern Lebanon after the Israeli military said it just near the Lebanese border.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The military said in a statement that the alerts sounded in at least three communities near the border with Lebanon.

The border has been mostly quiet since Israel has fought a 2006 war against Hezbollah militias who control southern Lebanon and advanced rockets.

But small Palestinian factions in Israeli borders have shot sporadically at Israel in the past and two rockets were launched at Lebanon on 20 July, causing no damage or injuries. Israel responded to that incident with artillery fire.