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Israeli Air Strike Kills 4 Palestinian Security Men in Gaza City


Palestinian medics say an Israeli air strike has killed four Palestinian members of a Hamas-led security force in Gaza.

Local officials say an Israeli missile killed the four men early Monday morning on a Shajaiyeh neighborhood street in Gaza City.

The officials say the men served in a special forces unit of the Palestinian Interior Ministry, which is controlled by the ruling Hamas militant group.

The Israeli military says it targeted a group of militants in Gaza City, but only confirmed that two militants were shot and killed by Israeli ground troops.

Israeli troops entered the district Saturday as part of a military operation against Palestinian militants.

On Saturday and Sunday, Israeli forces killed three suspected militants in the area and wounded several other Palestinians, including two journalists.

The journalists were riding a car used by the Reuters news agency when an Israeli missile hit their vehicle Saturday night.

Reuters says the vehicle was clearly marked as a press vehicle. The Israeli military says the vehicle was moving suspiciously near Israeli troops, and the press markings were not visible in the darkness. Israel said it regrets the injuries.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.

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