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Israel hits Gaza, suspends Cairo talks after rocket fire

Published on Aug 20, 2014 4:26 AM

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire across the Gaza border on Tuesday, sparking panic across the war-torn enclave and halting truce talks.

Gaza emergency services said that a woman and a child were killed and 16 people injured in one strike in Gaza City.

Another eight people were hurt in earlier air raids across the strip, they said.

An Israeli military statement said that at least eight rockets were fired at Israel, with six falling on open ground and two more being intercepted by missile defences.

Smoke billows following an Israeli military strike on Gaza City on August 19, 2014. Israel ordered its negotiators back from talks in Cairo and warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rockets smashed into the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce. -- PHOTO: AFP
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