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Israel Bombs Gaza Targets Following Mortar Attack

Israeli warplanes have carried out air strikes in the Gaza Strip, after two Israeli soldiers were wounded Tuesday in a mortar bomb attack by Palestinian militants.

VOA Jerusalem Correspondent Luis Ramirez talks about the raid:

Local sources say the air strikes targeted smuggling tunnels in southern Gaza and a site near the town of Khan Younis close to the Egyptian border.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Palestinians use tunnels under the Egypt-Gaza border to sneak weapons and goods into the Palestinian enclave.

On Monday, Israeli troops killed a Palestinian militant in the Gaza Strip near the Israeli border. The Israeli military said the militant was killed when troops opened fire on Palestinians trying to plant an explosive device close to the border.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.