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Rocket fire hits southern Israel

Several Israeli residents were injured during rocket attacks on Friday according to Israeli rescue services.

Medics reported that two people were lightly injured when a rocket launched from Gaza hit the southern Israeli city of Ashdod and the town of Kiryat Gat.

Sirens echoed across the city streets prompting people to rush to a nearby shelter.

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