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Palestinians: 3 killed in airstrike tied to pro-Hamas group

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Palestinians: Israeli airstrike kills 3
  • Militants suspected of rocket firings killed
  • IDF confirms airstrike

(CNN) -- An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya killed three Hamas supporters on Tuesday, Palestinian sources told CNN.

The people killed were militants from the Salah ad Din brigades who were suspected of trying to shoot Qassam rockets into Israel, the sources said.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed it launched an airstrike that generated secondary explosions, suggesting that ammunition or explosives were in that area.

The strike comes after two Qassam rockets launched from Gaza reached the Ashkelon area Tuesday, where they landed near a regional council building. No one was hurt, the IDF said.