Six killed in Israeli strike

GAZA CITY - An Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip killed six Palestinian militants early yesterday, including three from the Hamas movement that has ruled Gaza since June.

GAZA CITY - An Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip killed six Palestinian militants early yesterday, including three from the Hamas movement that has ruled Gaza since June.

The overnight helicopter strike near the border fence with Israel wounded another 11 people, Palestinian doctors said.

Earlier reports indicated that the fighters were all members of the armed wing of Hamas, but in a statement released yesterday the Islamist movement said only three of the fighters came from its own ranks.

Another two militants came from the Popular Resistance Committees, and the sixth was a member of the armed wing of the radical Islamic Jihad. - Sapa-AFP

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