Israeli soldiers on stand by in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements leading to the site were Palestinian militants attacked an army post near Egypt-Gaza border
Israeli security officials say three soldiers have been wounded in an attack by Palestinian militants.

Israeli officials say two militants fired light arms and rocket-propelled grenades at soldiers and civilians near any army post on the Gaza-Egypt border Sunday.

Authorities say the soldiers returned fire, killing one of the attackers.

The militant group Islamic Jihad said the attack was a joint operation between its militants and those affiliated with the Fatah movement of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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