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Nine hurt in violence around Gaza

Thai worker injured in Gaza rocket strike
A Thai labourer was among the wounded in militant rocket fire.

Reports from the Gaza Strip say three members of the Palestinian militant group, Islamic Jihad, have been injured in an Israeli air attack.

The air strike targeted an area of southern Gaza, near Khan Younis, from which militants had earlier fired rockets into Israel.

Five people were reported injured in the rocket attacks, officials said.

Elsewhere in southern Gaza, an Israeli soldier was injured by sniper fire during an armoured incursion.

Several Israeli tanks and bulldozers rolled into an area east of Khan Younis and exchanged fire with Palestinian militants.

The five people were wounded on the Israeli side when rockets exploded in agricultural areas, an army spokesman said.

One rocket struck a hen house, injuring two Bedouin Arabs and a Thai worker.

Israel carries out near-daily raids and air strikes on the besieged Hamas-run territory aimed at preventing Palestinian rocket fire on southern Israel.

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