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JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Palestinian militants fired two rockets on Israeli targets Friday, one of them striking the home of a family of four and injuring them, according to the Israeli military.

A 7-month-old infant was seriously injured, the military added.

The infant, his parents and another adult relative were inside their house in the Israeli kibbutz of Karmia, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Gaza, when the rocket struck their home, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Israeli forces retaliated by firing about a dozen rockets in the direction of the rocket attack, the IDF said. There were no initial reports of casualties.

Palestinian militants fired the second rocket on the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, causing damage but no casualties.

In a separate incident, Hezbollah rockets struck a military outpost in the disputed Shebaa Farms area along the Israel-Lebanon border, slightly wounding an Israeli soldier, the IDF said.

Security forces in Beirut confirmed Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based militant group that seeks to establish a fundamentalist Muslim state, was behind the attack.

Israeli forces retaliated by firing on Hezbollah targets.

In November, violence between Israeli forces and Hezbollah militants left 13 Israeli solders wounded and three militants dead in the Shebaa Farms region.

Syria and Lebanon consider Shebaa part of Lebanon; Israel considers Shebaa part of the Golan Heights; and the U.N. considers the area part of Israeli-occupied Syria.

The United States has labeled Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

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