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Israel targets Gaza police headquarters

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A police headquarters was damaged by Israeli airstrikes along with an Islamic bank. (Source: CBS) A police headquarters was damaged by Israeli airstrikes along with an Islamic bank. (Source: CBS)

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP (CBS) - Israeli missiles targeted Gaza Police headquarters and a branch of an Islamic bank in Gaza City early on Sunday morning, according to Palestinian sources.

Loud explosions could be heard in the early hours of Sunday morning, followed by flashes of light as the rockets hit numerous locations in Gaza City.

More than 156 Palestinians have been killed in the six days of heavy bombardment.

Meanwhile, Israel deployed ground troops inside Gaza for the first time early on Sunday to raid a rocket launching site.

Four Israeli soldiers were hurt in clashes during the brief incursion to destroy a rocket launching site in northern Gaza, the military said.

It said the troops later returned to Israeli territory.

The operation was carried out by special forces and did not appear to be the beginning of a broad ground offensive.

Israel has carried out more than 1,200 airstrikes over the six-day offensive to try to diminish Hamas' ability to fire rockets at Israel.

A police headquarters was damaged along with an Islamic bank. Shrapnel was seen in the streets.

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