Two explosions shake Eilat in Islamist attack from Sinai

( The Salafi Front, an Islamist group operating from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, said it was responsible for two explosions that shook the southern city of Eilat on the night of Aug. 15, startling residents but causing no injuries or damage, Israel Hayom reported.

The explosions halted a concert by popular Israeli singer Eyal Golan at Eilat’s southern beach and concert-goers were asked to leave out of concern for their safety. The explosions were heard away from the main tourist areas, and the city’s beachfront promenade was packed with holidaymakers on Wednesday night as usual.

Rocket fire from Sinai into the Eilat region has become increasingly common in recent years. On June 16, two Grad rockets landed near Mitzpe Ramon and Ovda.

Posted on August 16, 2012 .