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Monday, February 6th, 2023

Three killed as Israeli military fires on militants at Gaza border

Jerusalem: Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen as they tried to cross the Gaza border, the military said and Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed.

“A short while ago, IDF [Israel Defence Forces] troops spotted a number of armed suspects adjacent to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. An IDF attack helicopter and a tank fired towards them,” the military said in a statement on Sunday.

Protesters at the Gaza border earlier this year, where three people were killed on Saturday night.Credit:AP

Palestinian medics said they retrieved three bodies from the site and Gaza hospital officials said a fourth man was injured.

The incident happened overnight between Saturday and Sunday, shortly after three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, one of them landing in a town near the border, according to the Israeli military and police.