Breaking: Rocket Intercepted Near Ashkelon

Ashkelon residents hear explosion, rocket sirens. Reports say one rocket fired, stopped by Iron Dome.

Matt Wanderman ,

Kassam rocket
Kassam rocket
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Residents in Ashkelon report hearing an explosion, then rocket sirens.

The IDF reports that one rocket was fired from Gaza towards Ashkelon, but was intercepted by an Iron Dome battery. No one was harmed and there was no damage from the falling debris. Security forces are currently searching the area.