Lebanon army uncovers rockets near Israel border


The Lebanese army on Monday said it had uncovered four Katyusha rockets in an olive grove near the volatile border with Israel.
The rockets, each hidden inside disused plastic water pipes placed under a thin layer of dirt, were found by a farmer on the outskirts of the southeastern border village of Majidiyeh, located near the disputed Shebaa Farms. The farmer alerted authorities after stumbling on the weapons, officials said.
The discovery comes amid high tension in southern Lebanon following a number of security incidents in recent weeks, including a rocket attack on Israel and a roadside bombing that injured five French soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon.