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Two injured in strike in Gaza

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Israeli forces say they spotted the militants planting explosives
  • Hamas officials say two militants were injured

(CNN) -- Two suspected militants were injured in Gaza Thursday after Israeli forces fired at them, Hamas security sources said.

The Israel Defense Forces said they fired at the suspected militants after they were spotted planting explosive devices.

"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it," the IDF said in a statement.

Officials with Hamas said a group of militants were in the area near an abandoned building but it was not clear if they were planting explosives.