Israeli airstrikes target Egyptian militants

Published August 9th, 2013 - 05:18 GMT
Egyptian police man the Rafah border (AFP/File)
Egyptian police man the Rafah border (AFP/File)

A massive explosion was heard on Friday in the Egyptian side of the border with Israel, Al Arabiya correspondent said, amid reports that a number of militants were killed as they prepared to launch rockets on Israel.

The Palestinian news agency Maan quoted an Egyptian army source as saying that an Israeli plane targeted rockets launchers in an area in the Egyptian Rafah. The launchers were reportedly deployed on Thursday by Islamist militants.

Maan reported that at least five militants were killed.

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