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Top Islamic Jihad militant killed near Gaza border

2 Palestinian militants killed as Israeli tanks fire after receiving reports they intended to attack a nearby IDF unit.

By Anshel Pfeffer and Haaretz Service Published 16:46 21.07.10

Israel Defense Forces troop fired at suspected militants that had approached Gaza's northern border with Israel, Israel Radio reported on Wednesday, with two suspected militants reportedly killed in the incident.

According to Palestinian sources, one militant was killed on the spot, while the second fatality succumbed to his wounds several hours after the incident.

Six militants remained hospitalized, the sources reported.

According to initial reports, Israeli tanks targeted a suspected militant squad after receiving reports that a squad near the northern Strip town of Beit Hanoun had intended to fire an anti-tank missile toward another IDF unit.

An Israeli military spokeswoman s


Added: Jul-21-2010 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Gaza, IDF, Islamic Jihad
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