Troops Come Under Fire On Gaza Border, After PM Visits Area

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits an Israeli military base on the Israeli side of the border with Egypt after militants drove an Egyptian military vehicle through a security fence, on August 6, 2012 in Kerem Shalom, Israel.
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The Times of Israel reports: Shots fired from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon struck an IDF vehicle near the northern border with the Palestinian enclave, the army said in a statement.

No injuries were reported, but heavy army engineering machinery was damaged by the volley, which came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toured a southern section of the Gaza frontier.

Troops were searching the area for the attacker, the IDF spokesperson said.

Palestinian media in the Gaza Strip reported intense gunfire by Israeli forces near Nahal Oz immediately after the report of shots striking the vehicle.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility from Gaza, which has seen increased tensions with Israel in recent weeks, with Israeli officials warning of a possible uptick in violence.

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