As the aircraft struck three times, people panicked and began to flee, according to Rafah and Hamas security officials.However, there was no casuualties reported.
Air strikes on smuggling tunnels in the town of Rafah came as a response to Tuesday's, Jan 27 attack by Gaza militants on an Israeli military vehicle. The vehicle while patrolling the Gaza border was hit by bomb which killed one soldier and wounded three others.
One of Israel's main objectives of its 22-day onslaught against Gaza, which killed 1,300 Palestinians, was to put and end to smuggling from Egypt using the tunnels, which they said were being used to smuggle in weapons, including rockets that were being fired against Israeli towns.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)