Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

Hamas militant killed by suicide bomber in Gaza

The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza said one of its fighters was killed Thursday by a suicide bomber while trying to stop the attacker from crossing into Egypt.

It marked the first time that Hamas, which has carried out scores of suicide attacks over the years targeting Israelis, was itself struck in such an assault. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said five other members of the Hamas security forces and an accomplice to the bomber were wounded.

The ministry described the assailant and his colleague as "ideologically deviant," a term Hamas uses to describe members of the Islamic State group and other extremists. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the...

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