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Israel strikes Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fire rockets; 5 Palestinians wounded
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:48 AM EST
Israel's military says it has carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip after militants there launched five rockets toward Israel. A Gaza health official says five Palestinians were lightly wounded in the Israeli air strikes.
In response to the rocket fire, the army says it has hit targets in Gaza, including a rocket launcher and weapons facilities.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says four children and their mother were taken to the hospital with light shrapnel wounds from the strikes.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility in Gaza for the rocket firing.