Grad Rocket Explosions Heard In Eilat

At least two Grad rockets fell in an open area near Eilat and explosions were heard throughout the area. Security forces searchedthe area in an attempt to find further falls. There have been no reported injuries.

Grad Rockets fell near Eilat and the explosions were heard throughout the city. Photo Credit: Israel Police

Two Grad rockets were fired tonight in the direction of Eilat and fell in an open area near the southernmost city of israel. More explosions were heard throughout the city, and security forces, police and the Home Front Command began searching in an attempt to find any other rockets that may have fallen. No injuries have been reported.

In the evening, residents reported that they heard the echoes of an explosion across the city, but no alarm was sounded. Eilat’s police spokesman said earlier upon receiving reports that "Following a number of phone calls to the police regarding explosions…they began searching around the city."

Avi, a local resident, told Channel 2 News that "At about 19:05 (7:05 PM), I heard the whistle of a rocket , followed by a loud explosion in the city center."



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