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Palestinian father, son killed in unexplained Gaza explosion

July 15, 2018 1:11 P.M. (Updated: July 16, 2018 2:58 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian father and son were killed, and three others injured, in an unexplained explosion, west of besieged Gaza City on Sunday.

The Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed the deaths of Palestinian Ahmad Mansour Hassan, 35, and his 13-year-old son, Louay Ahmad Hassan, after being injured in an explosion on Sunday.

Colonel Ayman al-Batniji of the Gaza police, said that the explosion occurred in a house west of Gaza City killing Hassan and his son.

The cause of the explosion remains unclear and is under investigation.

Local sources told Ma'an that Hassan was the commander of a rocket unit of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, which is a militant group affiliated with the West Bank-based Fatah political party.

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