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Grad rocket hits resort town of Eilat

Latest Update: 04.05.12



Terrorists fired at least one rocket at Israel's southern resort city of Eilat Wednesday night. No injuries or damage were reported.



Reports of large explosions had security forces canvassing the city. The remnants of a grad rocket were eventually found on a residential construction site.




The defense establishment believes the fire emanated from Sinai. The police said that so far, no special security orders have been issued for residents and tourists.



One resident, Guy, said he heard three blasts and sirens blaring. Another resident reported hearing a loud blast shortly after midnight.




Over the past few years, several Katyusha rockets have been fire from Sinai at Eilat. Several rockets were fired at the city two years ago.



In August 2010, five rockets exploded in Eilat and Aqaba. A Jordanian taxi driver was killed and several were injured in Aqaba. There were no injuries in Israel.



Last August, a deadly terror attack near Eilat claimed the lives of 8 people.










http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4212763,00.html




Second photo is from the landing site in Eilat


Added: Apr-5-2012 Occurred On: Apr-5-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Grad rocket, Eilat, Sinay
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