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Three killed in Israeli airstrike

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • IDF confirms a drone strike targeted a "Hamas terror squad"
  • The victims were members of Islamic Jihad, the group says

(CNN) -- Three people were killed in the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning during an Israeli airstrike, according to medics and a Hamas police spokesman.

The victims were three members of the military wing of Hamas, authorities said.

Israel Defense Forces confirmed the drone strike in the southern Gaza Strip, saying in a statement that "a Hamas terror squad" was the target "following the squad's intentions to execute kidnapping attacks during the upcoming Passover holiday in the Sinai Peninsula and Israel."