Three Hamas operatives killed in Gaza explosion

The Hamas flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Three operatives of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas were killed and five moderately to seriously wounded in an explosion near Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

According to Palestinian media outlets, the blast apparently occurred during the assembly of an explosive device in a building belonging to the Hamas military wing, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Eyad al-Bozom said Hamas was conducting an investigation into the cause of the blast, Israel Hayom reported. 

Posted on April 17, 2014 .