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Israel says hits 100 Hamas targets in Gaza in reprisal attack

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

said Friday its aircraft hit around 100 targets in the Strip overnight in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, including toward its economic capital

"Fighter planes, attack helicopters and (other) aircraft attacked overnight about 100 terror targets of the terror organisation in the Strip," said in a statement.

It said targets included an office complex allegedly used by to coordinate militant operations in the occupied

Another was a "the of standard-grade rockets in the Strip," an underground location, it said.

A security source in Gaza said dozens of strikes targeted bases belonging to both Hamas and its ally throughout Gaza.

More than 40 locations were targeted with about 100 strikes, the source said.

A couple was injured when their house was damaged in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the source.

Residents reported a number of rockets being fired back at in response.

Sirens rang out in southern early Friday and the said its missile defence system intercepted two rockets.

No Israelis had been reported wounded.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 11:55 IST