Explosion heard in Tel Aviv; Hamas says fired rocket

TEL AVIV Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:20pm IST

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Air raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv on Friday and an explosion was heard, witnesses said, and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip said they had fired a rocket at Israel's commercial centre.

A police spokesman acknowledged an explosion had been heard but said there was no initial indication a rocket had struck the city nor any immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The armed wing of the Islamist Hamas movement said it had fired a Qassam rocket at Tel Aviv.

Palestinian militants in Gaza launched two rockets toward the city on Thursday. One fell in the sea, a security source said, and the other landed in a Tel Aviv suburb, causing no damage or casualties. (Writing by Jeffrey Heller; Additional reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Editing by Crispian Balmer)

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