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Missile intercepted in northern Israel amid reports of explosions

TEL AVIV – A missile was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defense system in the north of the country Thursday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

The Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said air-raid sirens went off in the Nahariya area, close to the border with Lebanon.

"What we know is there was one rocket interception by the Iron Dome system," she said.

Channel 2 News reported that four Katusha rockets were fired toward Israel from Lebanon. It said there were no immediate reports that anyone had been wounded.

There were also reports of blasts in the area.

"I heard a weak explosion, and then in parallel to the siren, I heard a stronger boom," Keinan Engel, a resident of Nahariya, told Army Radio, according to Reuters.

Reuters contributed to this report.