Gaza Militants Launch Bomb Attack Against IDF Patrol

Two bombs explode as army convoy passes along Gaza border - no casualties reported.

Two bombs exploded along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the army confirmed.

The explosions were targeted at a passing Israel Defense Forces patrol compromising paratroopers, armored and engineering units, causing no casualties.

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Following the blasts, IDF helicopters were called in and are reported to have opened fire.

Army patrols of the area later uncovered a third bomb, which IDF sappers destroyed by controlled explosion.

Palestinian media reported that the Islamic Jihad militant group had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Islamic Jihad has repeatedly ignored orders by Gaza's ruling Hamas faction to halt rocket and bomb attacks as part of uneasy truce since Israel's invasion of the Strip nearly two years ago.