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A third Kassam rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday evening and landed in an open area in the Shaar Hanegev regional council.
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No injuries or damage were reported.
Shaar Hanegev regional council spokeswoman said that loud explosions were heard in the area after the firing, Channel 10 news reported.
The color red alert system was activated as a result of the launch.
Earlier Thursday a Kassam rocket was fired at the Sdot Negev regional council and also landed in an open area. No injuries or damage was reported.
Thursday's rocket attacks comes after a mortar shell landed near several
childrens' school buildings on Wednesday in a Sha'ar Hanegev regional
council kibbutz, some 30 minutes prior to the students' scheduled
One of the buildings sustained light damage, and no injuries were
reported. The school building impacted by the mortar was reinforced only
at the roof and not at the side walls, like other protected buildings
in the area.
Security officials decided to let school continue as usual.