Security officials say the rocket that struck a home in Ashkelon this morning carried an exceptionally large warhead. Twenty-one people were wounded, eight of them children, from the explosion’s shock wave and flying shrapnel and broken glass.
Unconfirmed reports suggest the rocket may have been a new type to be launched from Gaza, and intended for central Israel.
Rocket that hit a house in Ashkelon today injuring a number of people was a R160 Rocket that was intended for Central Israel but fell short
— News_Executive (@News_Executive) August 26, 2014