Israel retaliates after missiles fired from Lebanon Aug 05, 2021 0 349 12345 dpa Tel Aviv Unknown persons have fired three missiles from Lebanon towards Israel, according to the Israeli army.Two of them landed in Israel and one hit the ground in Lebanon, the army said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that it had responded with artillery fire towards Lebanon.There were initially no reports of casualties in Israel.According to a Lebanese security source, six Israeli shells later landed in Lebanon. There were initially no reports of injuries or damage.The Israeli army also said there was a missile alert in several locations in the north of the country. Residents were told to go to the shelters, media reported.According to the report, a fire broke out after the impact of a missile.Israeli media said the army assumed that Palestinian groups had fired the missiles, but an army spokesperson did not initially want to confirm this.Just two weeks ago, two rockets were fired from Lebanon towards northern Israel. One was intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system, while the other fell in an open area inside Israel. In response, Israel struck targets in Lebanon.Israeli army officials said at the time that Palestinian factions in Lebanon might be responsible.A Lebanese security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, also said a hardline Palestinian group might be behind the launching of the rockets.The United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL), which has peacekeepers monitoring the Israeli-Lebanese situation, said in a statement that at least two rockets had been fired from Lebanon towards Israel.“UNIFIL remains fully engaged with the parties through our liaison and coordination channels and we are working with the Lebanese Army to ensure immediate follow up on the ground and to reinforce security.” The statement added that an investigation was opened into the incident.At the beginning of July, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz offered humanitarian aid to the neighbouring crisis-hit country.At the same time, Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab issued an urgent call for help from the global community to save the country as it struggled with a severe economic crisis. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Taliban claim responsibility for Kabul attack that left 8 dead Aug 05, 2021 0 428 Protests in Delhi over girl’s alleged rape, murder, forced cremation Aug 05, 2021 0 389 Tokyo’s daily COVID infections hit record high Aug 05, 2021 0 1788 Turkey warns US plan to resettle Afghans risks ‘major refugee crisis’ dpa Istanbul Turkey has criticised a US programme to help Afghans who worked in US-affiliated jobs resettle in the United States, warning that the plan would cause a “major refugee crisis” in the region. Washington .. Germany says no plans to stop deportations to Afghanistan after delay dpa Berlin There are no plans to halt deportations to Afghanistan, a German Interior Minister spokesperson said in Berlin on Wednesday, after a flight carrying deportees was cancelled at short notice. The flight, .. Brunei’s diplomat named ASEAN envoy to Myanmar Jakarta: Brunei’s top diplomat has been named as ASEAN’s special envoy to Myanmar, to help resolve the political crisis there following a military coup earlier this year, the regional bloc said on Wednesday. Erywan .. Indonesia’s COVID-19 death toll tops 100,000 Jakarta: The death toll from Covid-19 in Indonesia surpassed 100,000 as the country reported nearly 1,750 fatalities on Wednesday. About 40 percent of the coronavirus-related deaths took place since July due to the .. At least 40 dead, 33 injured in road accident in Mali Bamako: At least 40 people have been killed and 33 others injured in a road accident in Mali. The accident occurred 20 kilometres outside the city of Segou, Security Minister Daoud Mohammedine said in a brief statement on .. Ship safe off UAE after boarding group leaves, says British navy group dpa Amman A group of people who boarded a vessel near the coast of the United Arab Emirates have left the ship, a British navy group said on Wednesday, a day after it said there was a potential hijack. “Boarders have left the ..