Kiryat Shmona says seven rockets hit city, heavy damage to homes, but no injuries

A car is seen damaged after a rocket fired from Lebanon hit the northern town of Kiryat Shmona, November 5, 2023. (Erez Ben Simon/Flash90)
A car is seen damaged after a rocket fired from Lebanon hit the northern town of Kiryat Shmona, November 5, 2023. (Erez Ben Simon/Flash90)

The Kiryat Shmona municipality says the city was targeted in two separate rocket barrages Sunday night with over half of the 13 projectiles fired hitting areas inside the city.

It says there are no injuries from either attack.

In an initial volley at 7:12 p.m. five rockets landed in open areas, one was intercepted and one landed in the city, hitting a car.

A second barrage was fired at the city at 9:25 p.m. Three rockets hit homes in the city and another three landed inside the city, the municipality says.

“Heavy damage was caused to structures,” a city spokesman says on the municipality’s Facebook page.

Fire sparked by a rocket strike from Lebanon in the northern town of Kiryat Shmona, November 5, 2023. (Erez Ben Simon/Flash90)

Power is out across much of the city, due to a rocket strike damaging a power line, the city says.

While the city has been largely evacuated, some have remained behind, and they are requested to remain close to bomb shelters.

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