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( An explosive device was detonated near an Israel Defense Forces patrol traveling along the Gaza Strip border on Monday morning, Israel Hayom reported. No injuries or damage were reported in the incident.

According to Army Radio, the troops were patrolling near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, southwest of Sderot, when the
device exploded. Security forces deployed in the area were tasked with
canvassing it for any additional roadside bombs.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted Monday morning that the military had
“seized improvised explosives on Gaza’s northern border, the 2nd incident of
this type in 3 days.”

Monday’s incident was the second attempt by terrorists to target IDF
patrols in the area, in the span of one week. Last Friday, a roadside bomb
exploded near a military patrol traveling by the southern border with Gaza
Strip, causing no harm.

The recent roadside bomb incidents follow a relatively calm summer in
the south, despite two incidents of rocket fire in August, on the resort city
of Eilat and the Eshkol Regional Council. The Iron Dome missile defense system
intercepted the rocket fired at Eilat, and neither incident caused any
casualties or damage.

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