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8 Hurt in Scud Attack Early Tuesday

The Iraqi Scud missile that struck central Israel early. Tuesday morning injured eight people and caused extensive property damage.

Most of the injuries were minor. But two houses were damaged beyond repair, and another 180 houses or apartments sustained varying degrees of damage.

The Israel Defense Force did not disclose the area of impact, which would provide valuable information to the Iraqi launching crews.

The media described it as a rural residential area and an opulent suburb, consisting of one and two-story villas.

The missile, which struck at about 1:30 a.m. local time, was the second to hit Israel in a five-hour period. The first, fired Monday evening, landed in an uninhabited area causing neither casualties nor damage.

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