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Six killed in Israeli airstrike on Hamas base

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  • Ten also injured in the airstrike on Hamas base in southern Gaza
  • Militants respond by firing Qassam rockets into Israel, injuring two
  • The move comes a day after a suicide bomber attacked Israeli shopping mall
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GAZA CITY (CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike pounded a Hamas base in southern Gaza on Tuesday, killing at least six Hamas militants and injuring 10 -- three critically, Hamas security sources said.

The airstrike hit a base east of Khan Yunis, the sources said.

Israel Defense Forces confirmed they carried out an airstrike in southern Gaza, but offered no details.

The move comes a day after a suicide bomber from Gaza struck an Israeli shopping mall, killing one person and wounding several. Video Watch the scene at the shopping mall bombing »

Monday's attack in Dimona was the first suicide bombing in Israel in over a year.


A short time after Tuesday's airstrike, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired several Qassam rockets into Israel, one of them striking a house in Sderot and injuring two people, Israeli emergency medical sources said. Neither person was seriously injured.

Out of four rockets fired, three landed in Sderot -- a frequent target of the short-range, homemade missiles. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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