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Israeli forces fired into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to kill two gunmen from an al-Qaida-affiliated Palestinian faction who approached the boundary fence, Palestinian medical officials said. An Israeli security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the
gunmen were suspected of preparing to fire a rocket across the border
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The two dead and a comrade wounded in the shelling belonged to the Tawheed and Jihad group, radical Islamists who have challenged Hamas rule over the Palestinian enclave, sources said.
An Israeli army spokeswoman had no immediate comment on the incident, which disrupted a relative quiet along the frontier.
A rocket launched from Gaza struck Israel on Sunday, causing no damage or casualties.