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Israeli Air Force strikes Gaza targets in response to rocket fire on south

Hamas says airstrike targeted smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border, a training camp in central Gaza, and a power transformer; no reported injuries as a result of airstrike.

Haaretz.com

March 23, 2011 | 8:38 pm

The Israeli Air Force struck targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Thursday, a day after Palestinian militants fired about a dozen rockets and mortars across the border.

Hamas, which controls the Strip, said the Israeli airstrike targeted smuggling tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border, as well as one of its training camps in central Gaza.

An Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson confirmed the air strike, saying that it was in response to the rockets fired at southern Israel.

A third strike hit a power transformer, causing blackouts in the area, Gaza witnesses said. Medical workers said no one was injured in the strikes.

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