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Gaza toll hits 176 on 7th day of Israeli air campaign

Published on Jul 15, 2014 12:04 AM

GAZA CITY (AFP) - The death toll from Israel's ongoing air campaign against Gaza militants rose to 176 on Monday, as a UN official said over a quarter of the victims were children.

In the latest strikes, a 37-year-old was killed when a missile struck a group of men near the southern city of Khan Yunis, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

A 60-year-old man was killed in a raid on a house in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, and two other people died in separate strikes elsewhere in the coastal enclave, Qudra said, without giving details.

Earlier, a man and a woman injured in air strikes on Sunday died of their injuries, he said, raising to six the number of lives lost on Monday as a result of the ongoing air campaign.

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