April 19, 2008 / 7:04 AM / 11 years ago

Hamas bomber killed in attack at Gaza-Israel border

GAZA, April 19 (Reuters) - A Palestinian suicide bomber struck a border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Saturday, wounding a number of Israeli soldiers, the Hamas militant group and Israeli army said.

A spokesman for the militant group said the bomber, who was driving a car when he blew himself up, was killed in the attack at the Kerem Shalom crossing in the southern Gaza Strip.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that there had been an attack on the Kerem Shalom crossing and that a number of soldiers had been wounded.

Hamas said in an earlier incident that the army killed one of their militants near the fence with Israel in central Gaza. The Israeli army confirmed that a militant had been shot in an air strike in the central Gaza Strip. (Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Ibon Villelabeitia)



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