3 lightly wounded in Kassam attack

Two rockets land in Sderot; mortars near Karni hurt none but start fires.

kassam attack 298.88 (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [file])
Palestinian terrorists fired 11 mortars towards Israel Sunday afternoon, hitting an area near the Karni crossing. According to reports, nobody was wounded in the attack, but firefighters were working to put out a brush fire which erupted as a result of the explosions. On Sunday morning, three people were lightly wounded after being hit by shrapnel when Palestinians fired two Kassam rockets from the Gaza Strip. Both rockets landed in Sderot including one that landed in the city's center. In addition to the wounded, several people suffered from shock. The victims were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. A residential home that was hit approximately a month ago sustained damage in the attack. Sunday's strike came less than a week after the western Negev experienced a similar attack, during which three people were lightly wounded when nine rockets were fired into the area. Five rockets landed within the Sderot city limits. Two homes and a synagogue in Sderot sustained damage, Israel Radio reported. Two more rockets fell near Kibbutz Nir Am, one south of Ashkelon and one landed in another western Negev location.