Saturday, August 4, 2007

2 Dead, 6 Hurt In Israeli Strike On Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip --Two Palestinians were killed and six wounded in an Israeli air strike on two vehicles near the southern Gaza Strip's border with Egypt on Saturday evening, eyewitnesses and hospital staff said. The Israeli military confirmed it carried out an attack in the area, near the Rafah frontier crossing, but could not immediately give details.

The militant Islamic Jihad group said some of its members were in at least one of the two struck by Israeli missiles -- a Mercedes and a pickup truck parked next to it. Eyewitnesses said several explosions came from the pickup after the attack, suggesting that it had been carrying explosives.

The group said its operatives had fired a rocket into Israel shortly before the air strike, but it was not clear if they were the same group hit by the Israeli strike.

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