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Three top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli strike

Three senior Hamas military commanders have been killed in Israeli air strike in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist militant group said.

Hamas named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in a bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah.

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Israeli soldier 'captured in Gaza tunnel ambush'

Destruction is pictured through the window of a mosque in Shejaia neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Credit: Reuters

An Israeli soldier was apparently captured by Palestinian militants during a clash in the southern Gaza Strip today, an Israeli military spokesman says.

"[Israeli] forces operating to decommission an [infiltration] tunnel were attacked," the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a conference call with journalists.

"Initial indications are that a soldier has been abducted by terrorists during the operation."

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