At least seven Palestinians wounded in Gaza prison explosion
A huge explosion rocked the central Palestinian prison in Gaza City after sundown Thursday, Palestinian security officials said. Hospital doctors said at least seven people were injured.
It was not immediately known what caused the explosion. Later, Palestinian security sources said the blast was caused by a rocket-propelled grenade that was fired at the office of Gaza Military Intelligence Colonel Moussa Arafat, who is also Yasser Arafat's newphew.
In a statement, the Palestinian security establishment said the explosive missed its target and hit the prison, where 10 prisoners were wounded, several of them seriously. Arafat was not in his office at the time.
The prison, run by the Palestinian Authority, houses criminals, suspected collaborators with Israel and violators of the truce called by the three main Palestinian groups on June 29, halting attacks against Israelis.
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