Thursday, February 7, 2008

Israel kills four militants in Gaza - medics

(Updates death toll)

GAZA, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Israeli forces backed by tanks and warplanes launched a raid into the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing four Palestinian Hamas militants and critically wounding one, Hamas and medical officials said.

Local residents said Israeli tanks and heavy bulldozers penetrated the border fence near the town of Jabalya in the coastal territory.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was checking the report.

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