GAZA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Israeli war jets carried out a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon in response to rocket firing from Gaza into southern Israel, Hamas security officials said.
The security officials said that Israeli F16 warplanes hovered over the Gaza Strip and carried out more than four airstrikes on the coastal enclave.
The officials said one of the airstrikes targeted a Hamas movement's armed wing training post in east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, adding that the second one targeted another Hamas military post in central Gaza.
The source said the Israeli warplanes kept striking Hamas military posts and waged more than two successive airstrikes on eastern Gaza City.
Medical sources said that at least three civilians were lightly injured when an Israeli missile hit an empty field east of Gaza city.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a southern Israeli town of Sderout on Wednesday morning, according to Israeli police.
No one claimed responsibility for the rocket firing. However, Israeli tanks fired two tank shells on the area where the Palestinian rocket was fired from, causing no injuries.