Two rockets shot down by Iron Dome near Ashkelon

Third missile causes light damage to building, more land in open areas; no reports of injuries

Illustrative photo of a Grad rocket being fired.(Jorge Novominsky/Flash90/File)
Illustrative photo of a Grad rocket being fired.(Jorge Novominsky/Flash90/File)

A volley of rockets were fired out of Gaza at southern Israel Tuesday evening, with one causing damage to a building and two being intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

At least five missiles were fired at Israel, according to media and military accounts. No injuries were reported.

One rocket landed inside a residential community in the Sdot Negev region, causing damage to a home.

Earlier, the Iron Dome anti-missile system shot down two rockets fired at the Hof Ashkelon region in quick succession, the military said.

Two more rockets fired at the area landed in open areas.

Alarms rang out across the Hof Ashkelon region before the rockets were fired.

Shrapnel from rocket landings was reported in several communities, according to the Ynet news site.

Israel has seen an uptick of rocket fire out of Gaza over the last two weeks in the wake of the abduction of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, and an ensuing Israeli military operation to recover them.

Israeli planes have struck back at Gaza several times in response to the fire, Including early Sunday, when four targets in the southern strip were hit in air raids.

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