Rocket strikes valley near Lebanese capital

|
Photo -   A wounded Lebanese riot police applys ice on his eye during clashes with protersters during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 20, 2013. Lebanon’s parliament on May 29 extended its term by a year and a half, skipping scheduled elections because of the country’s deteriorating security linked to the civil war next door in Syria. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A wounded Lebanese riot police applys ice on his eye during clashes with protersters during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, June 20, 2013. Lebanon’s parliament on May 29 extended its term by a year and a half, skipping scheduled elections because of the country’s deteriorating security linked to the civil war next door in Syria. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Entertainment,Music

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese army says a rocket has slammed into a valley near the Lebanese capital in an attack that raises fears that violence related to the civil war in neighboring Syria could be spreading from the border area.

An army statement says the rocket landed in the Jamhour area, south of Beirut. Two rocket launchers still holding one rocket were found about 10 miles (15 kilometers) to the north of the city.

The explosion reverberated across large parts of the capital and surrounding areas early Friday.

Last month, two rockets slammed into a Hezbollah stronghold south of Beirut, wounding four. The rockets struck hours after the Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah vowed in a speech to help propel Assad to victory in Syria's civil war.

View article comments Leave a comment