Rockets strike Haifa

At least five rockets struck the port city of Haifa on Friday, wounding 10 people.

Air raid sirens wailed shortly after 1:10 p.m., and the first of
what appeared to be three rockets struck the city. Smoke rose from near
the city center and near the main port.

Rescue officials said that 10 people were injured. There were no reports of fatalities.

The Israeli army said five rockets struck the city, Israel’s third-largest.

Hezbollah has fired hundreds of rockets at northern Israeli towns
from the Lebanese border since fighting began on July 12, forcing
hundreds of thousands of Israelis to take cover in underground
shelters. A July 16 barrage killed eight people in Haifa.

© 2006 The Associated Press