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Palestinians fire rocket at southern Israel: Army

AFP , Tuesday 23 Jun 2015
File Photo: Light streaks and smoke trails are seen as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel in this July 23, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Tuesday night, the army said, the fifth such attack in under a month.

"Rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip to southern Israel," the army said on Twitter. "No injuries reported."

Police said they were trying to locate the point of impact, indicating that it was not in a populated area.

The last rocket to hit Israel was on June 6 and was answered within hours by an Israeli air strike into the coastal strip.

Neither caused any casualties.

There were also retaliatory air strikes after three previous rocket attacks since May 26.

A rocket was also fired on June 11 but it fell short and landed inside the Palestinian territory.

Israel launched a 50-day offensive on Gaza that killed about 2,200 Palestinians and 73 on the Israeli side, most of them soldiers.

It also caused heavy damage to Gaza's infrastructure and damaged more than 160,000 homes.

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