Three Palestinian militants killed in Israeli strike

March 16th, 2008 - 12:53 am ICT by admin  

Gaza, March 15 (DPA) Three Palestinian militants were killed and three wounded in two Israeli strikes on the eastern and northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical staff and witnesses said. Witnesses said militants of Al-Quds Brigades, Islamic Jihad’s armed wing, were launching homemade rockets from northern Gaza Strip at Israel.

The Israeli artillery stationed near the border between northern Gaza Strip and Israel fired back, and an artillery shell hit the group, killing three.

Mo’aweya Hassanein, chief of emergency and ambulance services in the Palestinian health ministry, confirmed the three deaths.

Three people were reported wounded when an Israeli aircraft fired a missile at another group of militants launching homemade rockets from the eastern Gaza Strip at Israel, witnesses said.

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