Palestinian militant killed
Israel military sources describe target as senior militant
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GAZA CITY (CNN) -- The Israeli military killed a member of the radical Popular Resistance Committees and wounded five other Palestinians on Wednesday, Palestinian sources said.
An Israeli military helicopter was seen in the air, followed by a loud explosion, indicating a missile attack, the Palestinian sources said.
They said it occurred in the southern Gaza town of Rafah.
Israeli military sources acknowledged the attack and identified the target as Mahmoud Arqan, 29.
They described Arqan as a senior militant of the Popular Resistance Committees and said he was involved in recent shooting attacks against Israeli military forces near the fence that surrounds Gaza. They also blame him for previous attacks against Israelis.
The Popular Resistance Committees comprises radicals from several Gaza factions.
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