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Explosive device found by Israeli military on Gaza border

June 18, 2014 6:14 P.M. (Updated: June 19, 2014 4:02 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli military forces on Wednesday uncovered an explosive device on the border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the Israeli military said.

The military unit was engaged in "routine activity" near the barbed wire on the fence demarcating the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip when the device was found.

Forces subsequently "detonated the device in a controlled manner," the military said in a statement.

Israeli news site Walla reported that the bomb had gone off prior to discovery.

No injuries or damages were reported.

Israel maintains a "buffer zone" on the Gaza Strip that reaches between 500 and 1,500 meters into the tiny enclave, or about 17 percent of the total land area, into which Palestinians are prohibited from entering.

The Israeli military regularly conducts operations beside the border on the Israeli side, and often conducts incursions onto the Gazan side as well.
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