Israel kills Hamas commander in Gaza strike

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 6:31 PM
Israel kills Hamas commander in Gaza strike

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a vehicle on Saturday killed a Hamas commander in the southern Gaza Strip and two of his bodyguards, Palestinian medics said.

Israel had no immediate comment on the attack which raised to 17 the number of Palestinians killed in retaliatory strikes since a rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled territory struck an Israeli school bus on Thursday seriously wounding a teenager.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Allyn Fisher-Ilan)