At least six people have been wounded after a missile struck the Egyptian resort town of Taba near the Palestinian border, according to reports from local media.

Iran PressAfrica: A missile launched during the ongoing conflict between Hamas militants and Israel struck an Egyptian resort town, Taba, located approximately 220 km (135 miles) from the Gaza Strip, early on Friday, according to Egypt's Al Qahera News.

The missile on Friday morning hit an ambulance facility and a residential building for the administration of the Taba hospital, Egypt’s Al Qahera News said, citing local sources.

The missile hit a medical facility in Taba, causing injuries to at least six people, as reported by Al Qahera TV.

Also, a projetcile hit Nuweiba about 70 km (43 miles) further away.

There was no claim of responsibility.

Witnesses in Taba confirmed to Reuters hearing an explosion and seeing smoke rising, but the exact source of the blast remains unidentified.

The incident is believed to be linked to the continuing Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Gaza that has been raging in since October 7.

Israeli air strikes on Gaza have since martyred at least 7,028 Palestinians.

Taba is about 220km (135 miles) from the Gaza Strip and straddles Egypt’s border with Israel’s Red Sea port of Eilat. Israel’s military said it was aware of a security incident outside its borders. 219

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