Reports of mortar shells exploding near northern town of Metula

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

View of the northern Israeli town of Metula near the border between Israel and Lebanon, on November 19, 2017 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
View of the northern Israeli town of Metula near the border between Israel and Lebanon, on November 19, 2017 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Several mortars have possibly landed near the northern Israeli town of Metula, local officials say.

In a statement to residents, the Metula security team says explosions that sounded in the area are likely mortar impacts.

Incoming rocket sirens did not sound.

There are no reports of injuries or damage in the suspected attack.

The Israel Defense Forces has yet to comment on the incident.

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