3 injured as rocket hits Israeli city of Ashdod
Published Friday 11/07/2014 (updated) 11/07/2014 21:12
Fire fighters extinguish burning vehicles after a rocket fired from
the Gaza Strip hit a gas station in the city of Ashdod in southern
Israel on July 11, 2014.(AFP/David Buimovitch)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A rocket fired from Gaza hit a petrol station in southern Israel on Friday, causing a huge explosion and injuring three people, the army and medics said.
"A barrage of rockets was fired at Ashdod, one of which hit a gas station causing massive damage," a statement from the army said.
Northern Israel was also hit by a rocket fired from Lebanon Friday, causing troops to hit back with artillery fire over the border, the Israeli army said.
The rocket crashed into a field near Kfar Yuval, between Metula and Kiryat Shmona at Israel's northernmost tip, a spokeswoman told AFP.