Sirens sound near central Israel community, Gaza border towns

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

Rocket sirens sound simultaneously in several towns close to the border with the Gaza Strip, and in a town some 35 kilometers from the area.

In the south, a barrage of mortars is launched from the coastal enclave, according to initial reports.

In Luzit, located between Kiryat Gat and the central city of Beit Shemesh, a single explosion is heard according to nearby residents.

There are no reports of injuries or damage in either attack.

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