Explosion heard in southern Gaza near Israel border
Published Tuesday 21/01/2014 (updated) 21/01/2014 12:05
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An explosive device went off in the southeastern Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning about 200 meters away from the border with Israel.
Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that they heard thunderous blast east of al-Qarara village in Khan Younis district. They highlighted that several Israeli military vehicles arrived in the area after the explosion.
An Israeli forces spokesperson confirmed to Israeli media that an explosive device went off in Palestinian territory near the border fence.
An Israeli military patrol was scanning the border area before the device exploded, but no injuries have been reported, the Israeli spokesperson added.