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Palestinian Authority/Gaza

Gaza rocket explodes in southern Israel's Sderot

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A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in the southern Israeli community of Sderot on Sunday afternoon.

In response, the IDF struck Hamas terror infrastructure targets in the northern Gaza Strip with air power and struck additional terror infrastructure sites by tank fire. An Israeli shell damaged a Beit Hanoun water tower and there were no casualties, local residents said.

The IDF said that it will "continue to act with determination at all times to guard the security of the citizens of the State of Israel."

An IDF spokesman said that there are no details at this time on who in Gaza fired the rocket and what the targets were specifically that the IDF hit.

Police confirmed that the site of the Gaza projectile's remains had been located in the city.

'Red Alert' rocket sirens were activated prior to the projectile's strike as residents in the area reported hearing an explosion.

There were no initial reports of injuries or damage. Local residents were prohibited from entering the area until police bomb disposal experts concluded investigations.

The city of Sderot boasts a population of 19,000 residents. According to the IDF, 14 rockets from Gaza have been fired into Israel so far in 2016.

In late May, Ajnad Bait al-Maqdis, a salafi terror organization operating in the Gaza Strip claimed responsibility for a rocket strike on southern Israel.

In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel on May 25, the Israeli Air Force attacked two Hamas terror infrastructure targets in the Gaza Strip.