Projectile from Egypt lands in Palestinian Rafah area

Gaza border

A Palestinian security official said on Saturday that a mortar shell fired by mistake from the Egyptian territory landed and exploded in a Palestinian border area of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

The official told Anadolu news agency, on condition of anonymity, that the mortar projectile fell into an open area in the center of Rafah, causing a strong explosion, but luckily no one was injured.

He also reported hearing sporadic sounds of violent explosions coming from the Egyptian side of Rafah and seeing columns of smoke rising from there.

For about two and a half years, the Egyptian army has been carrying out security campaigns against armed groups in the Sinai.

(Source / 17.09.2017)

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