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Qassam attack in Sderot Photo: AFP
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3 injured in Qassam attack

Two rockets launched towards southern Israel, three people injured after second rocket lands in backyard of Sderot home

Shmulik Hadad
Published: 06.24.07, 11:05 / Israel News

Three people were lightly injured when a Qassam rocket launched from the northern Gaza Strip landed in the backyard of a Sderot home Sunday morning.


The “Color Red” alert system was activated in the southern town, and several residents suffered from shock.


The al-Quds Brigades, the Islamic Jihad's military wing, claimed responsibility.


The rocket caused damage to the home, which was also hit by a Qassam in May. The three residents who were injured in Sunday morning’s attack were taken to the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.


Another rocket landed just outside the town earlier in the day. No injuries or damages were reported.


The rockets were the first to be launched towards the town since Wednesday, when five Qassam landed in Sdeort, injuring three of the town’s residents.


Sources in the Southern Command said that defensive operations at the security fence and in the vicinity would continue regardless of the situation in the Gaza Strip.


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