Egypt says no rockets fired from Sinai

08:21, April 23, 2010      

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Egypt on Thursday dismissed reports that rockets were fired from its Sinai Peninsula towards the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, state-run MENA news agency reported.

Earlier in the day, Israeli TV reported that two rockets landed near Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat, with one exploding near the Jordanian port city of Aqaba and the other hitting the waters off the coast. The channel said it was possible that the rockets were launched from Jordan or Sinai.

No explosions were detected in the Egyptian territories near Aqaba, MENA quoted an Egyptian security official as saying.

No missiles were detected as being fired from the Egyptian side towards Aqaba, the source added.

Jordan's State Minister for Media Affairs and Communications Nabil Al Sharif said that a minor explosion rocked a refrigerator store near the northern Aqaba city early Thursday.

The explosion caused minor damage but no injuries, he said.



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