Six civilians wounded in southern Israel

Two children hurt when Katyusha hits Ashkelon; over 40 rockets hit country since morning, 12 in Ashkelon.

March 1, 2008 08:40
Six civilians wounded in southern Israel

Kassam removed 224.88. (photo credit: AP)

Six civilians were wounded in two separate incidents Saturday as Palestinian terrorists launched over 40 rockets at southern Israel on Saturday alone. One person was moderately wounded and two lightly as a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit Ashkelon's marina late in the afternoon. Several others at the scene were treated for shock. All of the wounded were evacuated by rescue teams to Barzilai Hospital in the city. Earlier, three more people, two of them children, were lightly and moderately wounded when a Grad-type Katyusha rocket smashed into the town. Five IDF troops were also wounded during operations in the Gaza Strip during the day. One soldier is said to be suffering moderate wounds. At least 12 rockets hit in or around Ashkelon since early Saturday, and at least 13 Kassam rockets hit open areas around Sderot. Collective reports indicate that approximately 45 rockets have hit Israel during the day. One of the rockets hit a house in Ashkelon, causing its residents to suffer from shock. A third rocket hit a parked car, which subsequently burst into flames. There were no reports of damage or casualties from the Sderot barrages.

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