Southern Israel on high alert after alleged ‘terrorist' threat
Israelis run for cover seconds after an Iron Dome system (background) fired an anti-rocket missile near the city of Ashkelon on August 26, 2014. (AFP/David Duimovitch)
A "terrorist attack alert" Monday morning prompted security forces to set up roadblocks and heighten security across the Lachish region in Southern Israel, according to a statement by Israel police.
The alert was issued in the municipality of Sderot and its surrounding areas.
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