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Israel: 4 soldiers lightly hurt in battle in Gaza

Updated Saturday, July 12, 2014 | 7:21 p.m.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says four soldiers have been lightly wounded in fighting in northern Gaza.

The military says the soldiers were hurt during a brief incursion to destroy a rocket launching site. It says they have returned to Israeli territory.

It is the first time that Israeli ground troops are known to have entered Gaza in the current offensive. But the operation was carried out by special forces and did not appear to be the beginning of a broad ground offensive.