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Gaza man self-immolates in government office

Feb. 21, 2013 1:48 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 22, 2013 9:03 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A man set himself on fire at a government office in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, wounding himself and four others, witnesses and medics said.

The man was seriously wounded after he self-immolated at an office for the Ministry of Social Affairs in Jabalia, witnesses told Ma'an.

Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said four others were wounded in the incident, including two female staff members and an elderly man.

The wounded were taken to Kamal Udwan Hospital and Shifa Hospital, al-Qidra said.

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