GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed a Hamas militant in a clash in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Hamas sources said.
Hamas and Gaza residents said Israeli troops exchanged fire with Hamas militants inside the coastal strip near a border crossing between Israel and southern Gaza.
Residents said Israeli tanks crossed into the territory after the clash.
An army spokeswoman confirmed there had been a gunfight in the area.
Israeli forces frequently cross into Gaza to try to stop Islamist militants from firing rockets into Israel.
Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Matthew Jones