Gaza City: Palestinian gunman escapes IAF missile strike

September 14, 2007 17:06

Israeli aircraft struck on Friday a car carrying Palestinian gunmen north of Gaza, injuring no one. A witness who would only give his name as Mohammed said he saw a car stop suddenly and the passengers jump out just before the vehicle exploded. The blast was apparently caused by a missile, Mohammed said. Hamas security officials told Hamas TV that Israel had launched an air strike. Medics said they evacuated no injuries. A spokesman for Islamic Jihad, Abu Hamza, said the car was hit by a missile and was carrying a field commander of the group. The two passengers escaped unharmed, Abu Hamza said. The IDF confirmed it launched an airs trike, saying it targeted rocket launchers.

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