Three Hamas men killed in Gaza
Three Hamas activists were killed by unknown assailants in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis.india Updated: May 24, 2006 10:45 IST
Three Hamas activists were killed by unknown assailants in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis early Wednesday, security officials said.
The three Hamas members were killed while leaving a mosque, the sources said without giving details.
The killings come amid a spate of armed clashes between Hamas and Fatah militants.
Earlier this month the Palestinian Hamas-led government and president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah faction outlawed the carrying of arms by militants, issuing a joint statement announcing the unprecedented measure.
Despite ending Fatah's longstanding grip on power after winning January's parliamentary elections, Hamas does not control the security services, which are the responsibility of Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority.