Israeli soldier killed, four wounded in Gaza Strip explosion
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Hamas is claiming responsibility for a blast that killed an Israeli soldier and wounded four others.Militants set off an explosion in a booby-trapped chicken coop in Gaza as the soldiers approached.
Hamas says it had planted landmines and roadside bombs in the area. When the soldiers approached, Hamas members lying in wait set off the explosives.
A short time later, an Israeli aircraft fired a missile at armed Palestinians near Gaza City. A member of the group Islamic Jihad was killed.
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