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Airstrikes kill 1, injure 10 in the Gaza Strip

Dec. 27, 2011 7:48 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 29, 2011 6:15 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Reuters) -- An Israeli airstrike killed one person in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the coastal enclave marked the third anniversary of the Gaza war.

Abdallah Telbani died and two other Palestinians were wounded by a blast that ripped through a tuk-tuk, or motorized rickshaw, in Gaza City, hospital officials said.

A Ma’an correspondent said eight Palestinians were injured in a second strike which targeted a jeep in the center of Gaza City. The victims were transferred to Shifa hospital where medics said two were critically injured.

Telbani was supposedly linked to Islamist militants sworn to fighting Israel, and who have at times chafed against Hamas ceasefire efforts.

A Hamas official said the tuk-tuk was attacked from the air.

In Jerusalem, an Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the strike, saying: "A squad affiliate with recent terrorist activity was targeted in the Gaza Strip." She did not elaborate.

The Gaza-based Ayman Judah unit of the Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigade said it fired a projectile into Israel on Tuesday evening in retaliation for Telbani's death.

Gaza militants had fired two short-range rockets into Israel on Sunday and Monday, causing no damage. No factions claimed responsibility for those attacks.

Ma'an staff contributed to this report
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