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Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired by Gaza militants at Israeli city

by Gili Cohen and Yanir Yagna, Haaretz

March 15, 2012 | 5:47 pm

An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod on March 11. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Ashdod on March 11. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a Grad-type Katyusha rocket fired by Gaza militants toward the southern city of Ashdod on Thursday, following hours of relative calm along Israel’s border with the coastal enclave.

Two more projectiles hit an open field in the Eshkol and Ashkelon regional Councils; no wounded reported.

The attack came after Palestinian militants fired three Grad rockets toward the southern Israeli city of Be’er Sheva on Thursday morning, following strikes by Israel Air Force craft against multiple targets in the Strip overnight.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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