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Israeli airstrike hits underground rocket launcher in central Gaza

JERUSALEM, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Israeli military said it attacked an underground rocket launcher in Gaza Tuesday to retaliate for a Palestinian rocket attack on southern Israel.

A military official said the underground rocket launcher in central Gaza and a terrorism target in the northern part of the strip were hit in the airstrikes, the Jerusalem Post reported.

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"The attack occurred after repeated projectile attacks, which Hamas did not stop in recent days," a military spokesman said.

A Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza exploded in open territory in the Hof Ashkelon region Monday, triggering an air raid siren, but caused no injuries the Post said.

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