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Terrorist Rocket Attack Kills 3 People, Injures 13 in Nahariya

July 16, 1981
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Three people were killed and thirteen were wounded in a Katyusha rocket attack on the coastal resort town of Nahariya today. Rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists based in Lebanon also hit the border town of Kiryat Shemona. The casualties in Nahariya were among people walking the streets or riding in cars, Israel Radio reported. The names of the fatalities were not immediately announced.

The attack followed a heavy Israeli air raid on Palestinian targets near Damour south of Beirut yesterday. It was the third Israeli air attack over Lebanon since the weekend. The earlier attacks also touched off retaliatory rocket barrages on towns and settlements in northern Israel. Israeli artillery replied by pounding a Palestinian base in south Lebanon.

There were no reports of casualties in Kiryat Shemona where at least a dozen rockets hit the town and its outskirts sending the populace into bomb shelters. (See late bulletin P. 3).

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