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Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades claim responsibility for targeting Israeli patrol

April 10, 2008 2:32 P.M. (Updated: April 10, 2008 2:32 P.M.)
Gaza - Ma'an - The military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades said on Thursday that a group of their fighters opened fire on Wednesday afternoon at an Israeli patrol which was traveling between the Karni and the Nahal Oz terminals.

The group said in a statement that its fighters fired heavily at the Israeli patrol using machine guns. The claimed they hit a number of Israeli soldiers. Israeli radio announced that an Israeli soldier was killed and two others were injured.

The statement added that PFLP fighters launched four mortar shells at Israeli military vehicles in the Ash-Shuja'iyya neighborhood of Gaza City in retaliation for the assassination of their leader Isma'il Abu An-Nasr, who was killed on Wednesday.

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