Explosion in Gaza Strip wounds 24

Blast takes place in home of top Hamas commander Ala Adnaf.

August 2, 2010 03:28
Explosion in Gaza Strip wounds 24

Gaza explosion 311. (photo credit: TML photos)

A huge explosion destroyed the home of a senior Hamas commander and injured 24, Palestinians reported early Monday morning.

Palestinians said the blast was caused by an Israeli airstrike, but this was denied by the IDF.

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The explosion wrecked the house of Ala Adnaf, a commander of the Hamas military wing, Palestinian security officials said.

At least 24 people were rushed to a hospital, and unconfirmed reports said two people were killed. Rescue teams were digging through the rubble.

The security officials said a missile fired by an Israeli warplane hit the house. The IDF said there was no airstrike or any other Israeli activity in the area. The officials spoke on customary condition of anonymity.

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