Israel army: 2nd tunnel from Gaza found, destroyed

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 10:03 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it has found and destroyed a second tunnel dug from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into Israel.

The military says it blew up the tunnel on Tuesday. It says the tunnel was packed with explosives and stretched dozens of meters (yards) into Israel.

Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai warned that the surrounding area is dangerous and "threats are still imminent."

On Sunday, the military said it discovered a long, concrete-lined tunnel from Gaza into Israel, which it said militants planned to use to attack or kidnap Israelis.

Gaza's Hamas rulers and their allies have dug tunnels into Israel before. It was through one such tunnel in 2006 that militants sneaked into Israel, killed two soldiers and kidnapped a third, Gilad Schalit, who was held hostage for five years.

Print
Email
|