JERUSALEM (JTA) — A bomb planted on a cart exploded in northern Gaza near the border fence.
The bomb, which may have been remote controlled, exploded Tuesday morning, killing the donkey hitched to the cart, Ynet reported. It likely was meant to kill Israeli soldiers on patrol along the border in the area.
Gaza terrorists attempted last year to carry out a terror attack using horses laden with explosives.
Meanwhile, two mortar shells were fired at southern Israel from Gaza later on Tuesday. No one was injured by the shells, which landed near Ashkelon, according to Ynet.
The incidents come after a weekend in which two Palestinians attempted to infiltrate the Gaza border with Israel and an Israeli soldier was injured by Palestinian gunmen while securing the area.