News ID: 115984
Published: 0152 GMT April 19, 2015

Blast hits outside UN refugee agency headquarters in Gaza

Blast hits outside UN refugee agency headquarters in Gaza

An explosion has taken place outside the headquarters of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in the besieged Gaza Strip.

UN and Palestinian security sources said late Saturday that the blast occurred in Gaza City overnight, but did not cause any casualties, Press TV reported.

“A bomb exploded near the outer wall of UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza, some 10 meters (yards) from the gate, without causing any injuries or damage,” agency spokesman Adnan Abu Hasna said.

Security forces in the Palestinian territory also confirmed the incident and said an investigation has been launched after “two homemade bombs” went off, one in front of UNRWA and a second elsewhere in the city.

No one or group has so far claimed responsibility for the blasts.

Gaza often sees such explosions targeting political officials as well as public buildings, private homes, and vehicles.

Last December, a blast took place near the French Cultural Center in Gaza City.

Such incidents have risen since Israel’s summer 2014 aggression against Gaza, during which some 2,200 Palestinians lost their lives.

The Gaza Strip has also been under a crippling Israeli siege since 2007. The blockade, which has cut off the territory from the outside world, has led to an economic and humanitarian crisis in the densely-populated enclave.

Resource: Press TV
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