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Rockets fired into Israel from Lebanon

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JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Two Katyusha rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Monday night, an Israeli police spokesman said.

It's the first time in more than six months that such a rocket has been fired from Lebanon into Israel.

Israeli munitions experts have examined the rockets, which landed in the northern city of Shlomi, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

One rocket landed on a house patio and the other near a road, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Katyusha rockets have a range of up to 25 km (15 miles) -- much longer than the more crude Qassam rockets, which are more commonly fired from Gaza into Israel.

A spokesman for militant group Hezbollah said he could not confirm if his organization was responsible.

A spokesman for the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon and a Lebanese Army spokesman both said they had conflicting information and could not confirm a rocket launch from southern Lebanon.

Hundreds of Katyusha rockets pounded Israel during its war with Hezbollah militants in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, which ended with a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hezbollah.

The last time Katyusha rockets struck Israel from Lebanon was last June. Hezbollah denied launching them.

The rocket launches come just ahead of President Bush's visit to Israel, which begins Wednesday morning. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

CNN's Kevin Flowers contributed to this report.

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