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Israeli raid kills three in Gaza
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An Israeli air strike has killed three people in Gaza City, according to Palestinian officials.

They say several people were also injured when an Israeli aircraft targeted a vehicle in the eastern district of the city.

The Israeli army confirmed the raid, saying it had targeted a militant cell.

Israel frequently carries out strikes against militants in the Gaza Strip, in an effort to stop the frequent rocket fire on towns in southern Israel.

At least one militant from the Islamic Jihad was reportedly among the three people killed in the attack.

The vehicle was completely destroyed by the strike late on Thursday, Palestinian officials said.

The raid came a few hours after an Israeli woman was wounded in a rocket attack on the southern Israeli town of Sderot.



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