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Missile hits Egyptian town near Israeli border

The Israel Defense Forces are reportedly “aware of a security incident”

An unidentified missile has landed in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Taba, just across the border with Israel, damaging a hospital and injuring at least six people, according to local media reports.

The missile allegedly struck a medical facility early on Friday morning, Egypt’s Al Qahera news channel reported, citing official sources. Five victims were treated for light injuries, while the sixth person was said to be in stable condition.

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Egyptian security forces have launched an investigation to determine the origin of the missile launch, while reportedly reserving “the right to respond at the right time.”

The Israel Defense Forces are “aware of a security incident on the other side of the border with Egypt,” according to the Times of Israel, but it is not clear if it was related to the ongoing Gaza war.

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Earlier this week, Israel said that a Hamas rocket hit an area near the southern port city of Eilat, just across the border from Taba.