Two missing Gaza militants found dead near Gaza coast

21:58, June 08, 2010      

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Death toll of Monday's Israeli naval operation against Palestinian militants rose to six as two more bodies were found Tuesday near Gaza shores, rescue workers said.

Rescue teams in the Hamas-ruled territory said they found bodies of two missing soldiers after Israel attacked militants affiliated with Fatah's al-Aqsa Brigades military group off the coast of Gaza early Monday.

Israeli military sources said Israeli naval force opened fire at a group of Palestinians in diving gear off the coastline, killing a number of them, adding the group was en route to a military operation against Israeli targets in the Mediterranean.

However, a spokesperson of al-Aqsa Brigades military group in Gaza said they were performing a training mission when they were attacked.

Israel imposed a naval and land blockade on the Gaza Strip after Islamic Hamas movement seized control of the area violently in 2007.


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