Witnesses say Israeli airstrike collapses 12-story apartment tower in Gaza City, 10 wounded.



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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has collapsed a 12-story apartment tower in central Gaza City.

Gaza police say Israeli aircraft fired a warning missile at the roof of the tower at dusk Saturday, followed five minutes later by two missiles with explosives.

The blast sent a huge ball of fire and a black cloud of smoke into the air. The explosions shook neighboring buildings.

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says at least 10 people, including four children, were wounded.

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