IAF Strikes Militant's House in Gaza, Killing Two and Wounding Four

IDF: House used by militants to store weapons; troops open fire on Palestinians trying to infiltrate Israel.

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An Israel Air Force air strike blew up a house in the southern Gaza city of Khan Yunis early Wednesday, Palestinian security officials said, killing two people and wounding at least four.

The attack completely destroyed the house, killing a man who was inside and wounding four neighbors, hospital officials said.

The IDF said the house was used as a weapons store house by militants and that the residents were warned to leave before the strike.

However, neighbors said residents of the house had apparently ignored the warnings.

The house belonged to Hassan Shaath, a local leader for the Al Aqsa militant group, but he was not among the casualties, family members said.

In a separate incident, IDF soldiers opened fire on two Palestinian gunmen on Tuesday, thwarting a bid to infiltrate Israel, an army spokesman said.

The incident occurred in southern Gaza. The spokesman confirmed that troops had hit the gunmen, but could not say if they were killed. Palestinian officials said ambulances could not reach the area.

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