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Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel: Army

A rocket fired by militants in the Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave hit southern Israel on Sunday without causing casualties or damage, the Israeli Army said.

AFP| Updated: Jan 25, 2016, 02:17 AM IST

Jerusalem: A rocket fired by militants in the Palestinian Gaza Strip enclave hit southern Israel on Sunday without causing casualties or damage, the Israeli Army said.

A statement from the military said sirens sounded throughout communities in the south.

"Initial report suggests rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel. No injuries have been reported," it said.

A military spokeswoman told AFP one rocket had hit Israeli territory.

Since the end of the devastating war in summer 2014 between Israel and Gaza militants, approximately 30 projectiles fired from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave have hit the Jewish state, military data shows.

Sunni militants claiming links to the Islamic State jihadist group have said they were behind rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in recent months, but Israel holds Hamas responsible for all such incidents.