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One wounded as rockets fired from Gaza hit Israeli town

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

One person was wounded when rockets launched from hit an Israeli town today, authorities said.

First responders treated a person aged around 45 who was lightly wounded by shrapnel in the town of Sderot, near Gaza's northern border, the United Hatzalah medical service said.

Several other people were treated for shock after two rockets hit the town, following sirens warning of an incoming strike, the and police said.

"Eight projectile launches were identified from at The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted two of the launches," the said in English on

Parts of have been closed off and police bomb disposal units were at the scene of the strikes, a for the force said. Israeli television broadcast images of a house and cars reportedly damaged by the rockets in

The strikes come after two fighters from the military wing of Hamas, which rules Gaza, were killed by Isareli fire yesterday.

warned it would pay for the attack.

says it holds responsible for all fire coming from the long-blockaded coastal territory.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 01:00 IST
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