Police say rocket, not shrapnel, hit Sderot, sappers at scene

Police say officers are at the scene of an apparent rocket impact in the southern city of Sderot, indicating that the projectile directly hit the area and was not intercepted.

“Sappers are handling the item in order to safely remove it from the scene,” a police spokesperson says in a statement.

It is not immediately clear why the Iron Dome anti-missile system was not used to knock the rocket down before it could hit the city.

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