Rocket from Gaza fired at Israel on its independence day: army

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Posted: Apr 23, 2015 3:19 PM

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israel as it celebrated its independence day on Thursday, the first such attack in months, causing no injuries or damage, Israeli authorities said.

Air raid sirens sounded in the late evening in the southern border town of Sderot and surrounding communities after at least one rocket was fired, the military said.

Police said the rocket "apparently fell in an open area."

The Israel-Gaza border has been largely quiet since a 50-day conflict in July and August.

Israel marked its 67th independence day on Thursday.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)