Israeli warplanes have bombed smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, security officials say.
Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin, reporting from Gaza city, said: "We understand that at least four people have been injured, including two civilians."
The Israeli military confirmed the air raids on Tuesday in a statement.
Israeli warplanes frequently target the tunnels.
Mohyeldin said: "We have been able to confirm that within the last 90 minutes or so there has been a series of air strikes across the Gaza Strip mostly concentrated along the border between Egypt and Gaza in the town of Rafah; and there we understand were a series of air strikes - about five, according to sources."
There were also four air strikes in Gaza city and northern parts of Gaza that targeted a workshop, including "a group of what is believed to be Palestinian fighters", he reported.
Israel alleges that Hamas, a Palestinian faction, uses the tunnels to smuggle in weapons, explosives, rockets and ammunition.
With Israel and Egypt enforcing a tight blockade on Gaza, smugglers use the tunnels to bring in other items like food, medicine and even livestock.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Israel bombs Gaza tunnels
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