Israeli tank fires into Gaza Strip after blast near soldiers

Israeli tank fires into Gaza Strip after blast near soldiers
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Gaza City: An Israeli tank opened fire Saturday at the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip after an “explosive device” was detonated near soldiers along the border with the Palestinian enclave, the army said.

It said the tank targeted an “observation post” in southern Gaza in response to the “detonation of the explosive device adjacent to the security fence” where soldiers were on patrol.

An army spokesman declined to say if there were casualties on the Israeli side.

Palestinian security sources said the incident took place east of the city of Khan Yunis, causing no injuries on the Palestinian side.

Israel holds the Hamas, with which it has fought three wars since 2008, responsible for any fire coming from the blockaded coastal enclave.

AFP