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Israel strikes rocket-launching devices in Gaza

Israel army says it has struck rocket-launching devices in Gaza day after rocket attack

Israel strikes rocket-launching devices in Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army says it has carried out an air strike and hit rocket-launching equipment in the Gaza Strip. It says no one was killed in the attack.

The army says the airstrike early Wednesday was in response to a rocket fired into Israel the day before by militants from the area. That rocket landed in an open area in Israel's south and caused no injuries.

The Israeli army says its strike directly hit hidden rocket-launching devices in Gaza. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner says Israel holds Hamas responsible for attack from Gaza and will continue to combat militant infrastructure in the strip.

The incident comes amid increased tensions in Israel's south. On Tuesday, Israel shot down a rocket launched from Egypt toward a Red Sea resort.

Updated : 2021-04-19 18:40 GMT+08:00