Three Palestinians were killed and several wounded in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials and media reported Wednesday.
One militant was killed early Wednesday, while two died late Tuesday, dpa reported.
An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv said the strikes came as Gaza militants launched rockets and mortars at southern Israel.
At least 40 projectiles were launched at Israel overnight, the military said in an initial estimate. Three foreign workers were injured, two of them seriously.