Security official: Lebanese army dismantles rockets in south Lebanon aimed at Israel

A senior Lebanese security official says military experts have dismantled two Katyusha rockets aimed at Israel. They were found in south Lebanon.

The official says the rockets found Monday near the village of Halta were placed about four kilometers (2.5 miles) away from the Lebanon-Israel border and were equipped with timers.

He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military regulations.

South Lebanon, the scene of bitter fighting between Israel and Lebanese militant Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006, is considered a Hezbollah stronghold.

There are also Palestinian radical groups and Islamic militants that could also provoke a border incident.

In 2008, during the last Israeli offensive on Gaza, several rockets were fired from southern Lebanon at northern Israel, provoking a brief Israeli artillery response.