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Thursday 28 August 2014

20 rockets fired into Israel

Published 12/03/2014 | 15:52

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About 20 rockets were fired into southern Israel

Militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 20 rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said.

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It said the "Iron Dome" defence system had intercepted at least three of the rockets, while the others fell in open areas. No injuries were reported.

The barrage set off air-raid sirens in border communities of southern Israel.

In Gaza, the Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility. It says it fired 20 rockets to avenge the deaths of three members killed in an Israeli air strike.

An Associated Press reporter standing on a balcony saw more than a dozen rockets being fired from the southern outskirts of Gaza City.

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