Rocket Fired at Southern Israel Near Gaza Border

One rocket explodes in open area, failing to cause damage or injuries.

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An Aug. 21, 2014 file photo of a light trail made by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.
An Aug. 21, 2014 file photo of a light trail made by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel.Credit: AFP

A rocket was fired at Israel's southern communities near the border with the Gaza Strip on Sunday evening, exploding in an open area.

No damage or injuries were caused.

At the beginning of January, five rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza, in an attack that was claimed by the "Aj'nad Beit al-Maqdis" (Soldiers of the Holy Temple) organization, a group ideologically affiliated with Al-Qaida.

Two weeks ago, the Israel Air Force struck a cell that was planting explosives in the northern Gaza Strip, near the border fence. Officials in Gaza reported that one person was killed and three were wounded in the attack.

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