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Explosive device detonates near town on Gaza border a 2nd time today

An explosive device, apparently flown into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, detonates in a community in the Sha’ar Hanegev region, the local government says.

The blast causes neither injury nor damage, a Sha’ar Hanegev spokesperson says.

“An explosion was heard in one of the communities in the region. Following a search, the site of the blast was found,” the local government says in a statement.

The explosive device appears to have been sent into the community by a cluster of balloons from the Gaza Strip, but this has yet to be confirmed, the Sha’ar Hanegev spokesperson says.

It would be the third such device flown into Israel from Gaza today.

— Judah Ari Gross

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