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IDF Tanks Fire on Gaza Terrorists

IDF spotted terror squad from Gaza that placed two explosive charges near security fence, hit them with tank shells.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/7/2011, 1:32 PM

Merkava tank
Merkava tank
IDF website

An IDF force spotted a terrorist squad Monday around noon, as it planted two explosive charges near the northern section of the security fence separating Gaza and Israel.

The IDF Spokesman's Unit said that the Israeli soldiers fired tank shells at the terrorists and identified hits on target.

Arab news sources said that three people had been hurt in the incident but claimed that it had taken place in an agricultural field.

"The presence of terror elements in proximity to the security fence is exploited for placing explosive charges, planning terror attacks and attempts to abduct soldiers," the Spokesman's Unit said. "It endangers the residents of Israel and the security forces operating in the area."