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Islamic State-Affiliated Terror Group Takes Credit For Gaza Rocket Attack

The Jerusalem Post reports: A militant jihadist organization claiming to be affiliated with the so-called Islamic State took responsibility Saturday for a rocket attack that hit a public building in the southern Israeli town of Sderot the previous evening.

A statement released by “Aknaf Beit al-Makdis,” a Gaza based terror organization committed to “jihad against Jews, the enemy of God,” claimed responsibility for the attack which severely damaged an empty preschool. The group added that the weapon was “168 milometer category” rocket and self-constructed.

No injuries were reported in the aftermath of the attack.

In response, the IAF struck four targets in the Gaza Strip that served as terrorist infrastructure for Hamas in the northern and central areas of the coastal enclave.

“The IDF will continue to act strongly against any terror force which targets Israel and its citizens, in order to keep the south safe,” the IDF said in a statement issued by the Spokesperson Unit.

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