Three Gaza rockets fired at southern Israel

Three Gaza rockets fired at southern Israel

JERUSALEM, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Saturday evening, after Israeli air raid against southern Gaza earlier the same day, the Israeli military said in a statement.

No injury or damage was reported in the wake of the attack, though rocket alert sirens were set off in western Negev communities. The Israeli military said one projectile landed in an open area near the coastal city of Ashkelon. The military is searching for the remains of the rest rockets.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli Air Force struck two targets in southern Gaza, including a "terror activity site" and a weapon storage facility, in response to a rocket attack that was fired from the coastal territory, the army said. The rocket fell in an open field, causing no injury or damage.

Palestinian sources said aircraft fired two missiles at a facility operated by Islamist group Hamas' military wing near the Islamic University east of Khan Yunis. A second strike reportedly targeted an uninhabited structure in Rafah. No injury was reported too on the Palestinian side. The airstrike caused severe damages to the military site used by members of Hamas armed wing.

Gaza militants have launched more than 200 rockets at Israel since the beginning of this year, according to the Israeli army.