Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was whisked away from a campaign rally after air raid sirens sounded.

The Israeli military says that it intercepted two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip toward the southern city of Ashdod.

The rocket fire interrupted a Likud party campaign rally where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was speaking.

After being taken away by security guards, Netanyahu returned minutes later and continued addressing the crowd.

No injuries were reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket launches.