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ISIS affiliate in Sinai takes responsibility for rocket attack on Israeli city

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 4:04
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 5, 2016, 1:32 PM (IDT)

Islamic State’s affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, Ansar Beit Al Makdis, said Wednesday afternoon that it fired the rocket from Gaza that hit the Israeli city of Sderot earlier in the day. The rocket exploded in a residential area in the heart of the city but did not cause damage or casualties. IDF tanks and artillery opened fire towards the city of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza in response to the attack. 

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