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Two More Scuds Strike Israel, with Some Casualties Reported

February 12, 1991
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Two Iraqi Scud missiles struck central Israel on Monday and early Tuesday, the 12th and 13th missile attacks by Iraq since the Persian Gulf war began.

Initial reports say there were a number of injuries in the second attack, which-took place at 1:29 a.m. local time. But most of the injuries were slight wounds, with one or two people reportedly sustaining medium injuries.

The first missile hit during the Monday evening rush hour, but caused no casualties or damage, an Israel Defense Force spokesman said.

A second alert that sounded about two hours later proved to be a false alarm.

The latest missiles were the 32nd and 33rd fired at Israel from western Iraq since Jan. 18, and the third since early Saturday morning.

The first air raid alert was sounded at 6:57 p.m. local time Monday, with the all-clear for the entire country following at 7:20 p.m.

One or more Patriot anti-missile rockets were fired at the incoming Scud, but the IDF declined to say whether they were intercepted.

Gen. Nachman Shai, the IDF spokesman, said the missile landed in an uninhabited region within Zones 1 and 5, which cover a large area that includes the Greater Tel Aviv region, the coastal plain to its north and the northern portion of the West Bank.

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