Hamas forces open fire in hunt for killers in Gaza

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 19, 2011 8:49 AM

GAZA (Reuters) - Security forces from the Hamas-run government exchanged gunfire Tuesday with the suspected killers of a pro-Palestinian Italian activist during an operation to capture the fugitives, a security source said.

Members of the Hamas security forces had surrounded a building in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip in the operation to capture the al Qaeda sympathizers believed to have killed Vittorio Arrigoni, found strangled Friday.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi; Writing by Tom Perry)