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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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Five Palestinians killed in overnight bombing raids

Five Palestinians were killed overnight as Israel launched a series of air raids on 30 sites in Gaza, according to Palestinian medical officials.

They said two Palestinians were killed when their motorcycle was bombed and the bodies of three others were found beneath the rubble of one of three bombed mosques.

The Israeli military said that since midnight it had attacked more than 30 sites in the coastal enclave where Hamas Islamists are dominant. They did not specify the targets.

Gaza officials say the conflict has killed 1,886 Palestinians, most of them civilians.

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