Two Israeli warplanes Friday blasted a Palestinian guerrilla base in Syrian-controlled east Lebanon, wounding seven of the fighters, police said.

The jets targeted a base manned by Libyan-backed guerrillas of Samir Ghoshe's Palestine Popular Struggle Front, said a police spokesman, who cannot be identified in line with regulations.The raid was Israel's fifth air attack in Lebanon this year. It came two days after a visit to Israel by Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who was trying to determine the prospects for peace now that the Persian Gulf war is over.

The planes fired four rockets that scored direct hits on the base, the police spokesman said. He said the Bakaa Valley base is a one-story house in fields south of the main highway.