Israeli strike kills two in Gaza

Published December 8th, 2011 - 01:02 GMT

An Israeli air strike targeting a car in Gaza City on Thursday killed at least two Palestinians and injured two others, Palestinian medical and security sources said. The Israeli army confirmed its strike, which Palestinian security sources said was carried out by an Israeli drone.

"The remains of two Palestinians were brought to Shifa hospital in Gaza City and two others were injured in the raid, which targeted a civilian car," medical sources told AFP.

Israel said one of the dead planned a "terror" attack on the Egyptian border. In recent days, the Israeli media reported security forces were put on high alert in fear of attack on its southern border.

Today's strike came a day after Israeli warplanes carried out raids targeting what the military said was a Palestinian militant cell planning to launch rockets into Israel. The strikes killed one Palestinian and wounded two others in an area east of the Zeitun neighbourhood, the Islamic Jihad movement said.

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