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Israeli air strike in Gaza kills one militant

A Palestinian militant has been killed and three civilians wounded in an Israeli air strike on Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip.

india Updated: May 08, 2008 19:41 IST

"A Palestinian militant was killed and three civilians wounded on Tuesday night in an Israeli air strike on Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip," medics and witnesses said.

The witnesses said that an Israeli aircraft fired one missile at a Palestinian militant who was driving a motorcycle in the refugee camp, adding that the missile directly hit him.

Medics said that the militant was killed and three bystanders wounded, one of them seriously. The four were taken by Palestinian ambulances to a hospital in Jabalia area.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces broke into the southern Gaza Strip early Tuesday and carried out search and arrest campaign and exchanged fire with Palestinian militants.

Israeli armored vehicles and bulldozers backed by warplanes stormed into Al-Garara village near the Kissufim crossing in southern Gaza Strip.

"The Israeli troops searched into a school and other buildings in Al-Garara and Wadi Al-Salqa, where Palestinian militants exchanged fire with the invading troops," witnesses said.

Monday night, an Israeli aircraft launched a missile at a group of Palestinian militants linked to the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine's military wing, killing one and injuring another.