Gaza: IDF kills Islamic Jihad operative

Second gunman escapes; two Kassam rockets fired at Sderot, none wounded.

June 8, 2007 09:16
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An Islamic Jihad gunman died early Friday, hours after he was critically wounded in a skirmish with IDF troops in the Gaza Strip. The gunman had opened fire on the soldiers together with a second operative, who managed to escape, Israel Radio reported. Meanwhile, Palestinian terrorists fired two Kassam rockets at Sderot overnight Thursday. The rockets did not cause any damage or casualties, Israel Radio reported. Sources within the IDF assessed that the Kassams were fired by members of Islamic Jihad. Also overnight Thursday, IDF troops arrested a Palestinian terror suspect in Nablus. The man was taken in for questioning.

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