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'Israeli air strike kills 3 gunmen in Gaza'

The attack in the Hamas-controlled territory followed the firing of more than a dozen mortar bombs at southern Israel.

world Updated: Jun 10, 2008 15:49 IST

An Israeli air strike killed at least three members of a Palestinian mortar crew on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas group said.

The attack in the Hamas-controlled territory followed the firing of more than a dozen mortar bombs at southern Israel.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no immediate information on the air strike. An official in Hamas's armed wing said three members of a mortar crew were killed and two others wounded.

Egypt has been trying to broker a truce to end violence on the Israel-Gaza border. Israel's cabinet, at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, was expected to discuss ceasefire prospects and possible broader military action should Egypt's efforts fail.