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Gaza militant killed 'by Israel drone' near border: Medics

Published on Jan 8, 2014 5:17 PM

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - An Islamic Jihad militant was killed near Gaza City on Wednesday in what medics and his family said was an Israeli drone strike.

But the Israeli military denied carrying out any strike on Gaza, with a spokeswoman saying she was unaware of any such incidents in the area.

"A Palestinian militant was killed by an Israeli drone in Shejaiyeh," said Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, referring to a district near the Israeli border with Gaza.

He named the dead man as Mohammed al-Ijlah, 32.

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