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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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Damage from reported Israeli air strike pictured in Gaza

Smoke rises from what witnesses say was an Israeli air strike in Gaza. Credit: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises from what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City launched hours before a ceasefire was due to expire.

A Reuters correspondent said they saw an Israeli plane fire a missile east of Gaza City. The Israeli military said it was attacking "terror targets" across the territory.

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