3 killed, 1 injured in IAF strike on car in Gaza Strip
LAST UPDATED: 04/02/2011 02:10
IDF spokesperson says attack aimed at terrorist group planning to kidnap Israelis over Passover holiday; Palestinians say 3 bodies, critically injured man brought to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital near Khan Younis.
Smoke rises after IAF bombs in Gaza (Illustrative) Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters
IAF aircraft killed three Palestinian terrorists and critically
wounded one in the southern Gaza Strip early on Saturday, Palestinian medical
officials and the IDF spokesperson said.
Gaza residents said the planes
fired on a car in which the three men were traveling in the town of Khan
Younis. According to Palestinian news agency Ma'an, residents of Khan Younis reported hearing the single-missile strike.
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The IDF spokesperson said the air strike was aimed at "a terrorist squad planning
to kidnap Israelis in the Sinai Peninsula and Israel" over the upcoming Passover holiday.
Ma'an cited sources as saying
that the IAF targeted a white Toyota
that was traveling between Khan Younis and Deir Al-Balah, completely obliterating the vehicle.
three dead bodies were brought, badly charred, along with the
critically injured man, to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital near Khan
Younis, a Palestinian medical source told Ma'an.
IAF air strike in the same area of Gaza on Wednesday killed a
Palestinian terrorist on a motorcycle. Another strike earlier that day
targeted a smuggling tunnel in the southern Strip.
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