IDF strikes Kassam launchers in Gaza

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
In two separate air strikes on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces destroyed two vehicles carrying Kassam launchers in northern Gaza and a weapons storage facility in southern Gaza. Five terrorists were wounded in the attacks.

The first air strike took place around sundown Tuesday in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun where two vehicles carrying gunmen from both Islamic Jihad and Fatah were traveling. The two vehicles were believed to be involved in launching Kassam rockets from Gaza into Israeli territory targeting civilian populations in the northern Negev. Witnesses and medical staff on the scene reported that five gunmen were injured during the strike.

In a separate strike near the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis Israeli Air Force planes targeted a building used for the manufacturing and storage of weaponry.

An IDF Spokesman statement said that prior to the attack the IDF warned the population not to stay in structures that are used by terrorist organizations for storing weaponry. No injuries or fatalities were reported from the attack.

The statement goes on saying that “the IDF will continue to act with determination against terrorist organizations and terror infrastructures in order to create the conditions for the return of Cpl. Gilad Shalit and to stop terror attacks and the launching of missiles towards Israel.”

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