15 Oct 2009

Air strike by Israel on Gaza tunnels

6:05 am on 15 October 2009

Israeli warplanes have attacked two smuggling tunnels along the Gaza Strip border with Egypt, wounding three tunnellers.

The Israeli army says the attack on Wednesday was in response to a rocket fired from Gaza into southern Israel late on Tuesday.

Rocket attacks on Israel have tapered off since the end of the Israeli assault on Gaza last December and January.

Hamas, which controls the coastal enclave, is credited with stopping them from being launched.