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Vehicle Carrying UN Official Attacked in Gaza Strip


Witnesses in the Gaza Strip say gunmen have fired on the vehicle carrying the director of the United Nations refugee mission in Gaza.

The sources say 11 bullets hit the armored car of John Ging, the Gaza director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency.

No one was hurt in the attack.

The Associated Press quotes Ging as saying the gunmen tried to force open the car, and that the attackers continued firing as his driver sped away. He is quoted as describing the incident as a "shocking development."

On Monday in Gaza, Palestinian gunmen abducted BBC reporter Alan Johnston. He has not been heard from since.

There has been a series of kidnappings of foreigners in the Gaza Strip over the past year, with most of the hostages released within hours.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.