2011-12-08 / World

Official: Israeli missile strike kills 2

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian health official says an Israeli missile strike has killed two suspected

Islamic militants in Gaza.

The official says the two were killed as the strike hit their vehicle near a crowded public park in Gaza City shortly after noon today.

Adham Abu Salima, an official in the Health Ministry, says the explosion set the car on fire and also wounded five bystanders.

The identities of the dead were not immediately released. Abu Salima says he thinks one was a follower of the Islamic militant Hamas group that rules Gaza and the other was from the Islamic Jihad group.

Israel’s military had no immediate comment. Israel has repeatedly targeted vehicles carrying suspected militants.

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