IDF kills 3 terrorists attempting to fire rockets at Israel

Hamas claims 3 killed in explosion in Gaza, in what IDF describes as an operation against rocket launchers.

Gaza Air Strike Damage 311 (photo credit: Associated Press)
Gaza Air Strike Damage 311
(photo credit: Associated Press)
Three Palestinian terrorists were killed in an IDF attack on the Gaza Strip on Monday night according to Hamas-run television.
In a joint Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and IDF operation, an IDF drone located a cell of Palestinian terrorists preparing to fire rockets into Israel territory from a location in the central Gaza Strip.  There was a secondary explosion after the terrorists were hit by fire, according to a statement released by the IDF.
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television reported earlier that two Palestinians were killed in an unidentified explosion in the Gaza Strip on Monday.