GAZA, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Israeli warplanes struck seven alleged terror targets on the Gaza Strip Tuesday following 10 mortar attacks into Israel, an Israeli air force spokesman said.
Whether there were injuries in the attacks was disputed.
The Israeli spokesman said no injuries were reported. Palestinian officials said the airstrikes wounded at least two Palestinian Islamic Hamas military fighters.
Israel said the airstrikes hit three alleged terror tunnels in the northern Gaza Strip and a tunnel in southern Gaza, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Witnesses said they saw ambulances and rescue teams rush to the northern Gaza target, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.
Palestinian officials said the warplanes hit eight targets, including the Hamas- and Fatah-controlled Khan Younis city and refugee camp in southern Gaza and the Hamas-controlled Beit Lahiya city near the Israeli town of Sderot.
Hamas is the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza. Fatah is a rival group that, unlike Hamas, is not currently regarded as a terrorist organization by any government.
Israeli warplanes killed five reputed militants in central Gaza late Saturday as they were about to fire a rocket into Israel, Palestinian security officials and the Israeli military said.
More than 200 rockets and mortar shells have been fired at Israeli territory since the beginning of the year, with the rate of rocket fire from Gaza increasing in the past three months, the Israeli military said.