Gaza Strip: Israeli planes bomb tunnels, building

Published October 3rd, 2009 - 08:46 GMT

Israeli warplanes launched strikes on tunnels used for smuggling along the Gaza Strip-Egypt border and a building east of Gaza city on Saturday, causing damage but no casualties, security forces and the Israeli military said.

 

According to Reuters, an Israeli military spokesman conveyed the raid was carried out following the firing of a rocket and a mortar shell into Israel late on Friday. Both hit open areas.

 

"The aircraft struck two tunnels and a building that housed a munitions workshop. The air strikes are in response to what has become the daily launching of rockets and mortars into Israel," the Israeli army spokesman said.

 

A Hamas security source said two tunnels were targeted and the building that was hit was a marble factory. He said there were no casualties.

 

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