Rocket warning sirens sound in communities near Gaza border, explosions heard

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Israel's Iron Dome air defense system intercepts a rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip, above the southern coastal city of Ashkelon on August 7, 2022. (Jack Guez/AFP)
Israel's Iron Dome air defense system intercepts a rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip, above the southern coastal city of Ashkelon on August 7, 2022. (Jack Guez/AFP)

Incoming rocket sirens are sounding in the city of Sderot and other towns close to the border with the Gaza Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces confirms that warning sirens have been activated but does not immediately provide further details.

Residents of the area report hearing several explosions, possibly indicating rockets were intercepted or landed nearby.

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