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Hamas 'Work Accident' Kills Terrorist, Injures Nine Others

Blast during bomb-making training session kills local Hamas commander, according to sources.
By Ari Soffer
First Publish: 3/8/2014, 7:48 PM

Young Hamas recruits in Gaza
Young Hamas recruits in Gaza
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An explosion Saturday in the southern Gaza Strip killed at least one terrorist and wounded nine more, medical sources said.

"The explosion occurred during a training session in bomb-making," said a statement from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamist Hamas movement that controls Gaza.

Source have identified the dead man as Ibrahim al-Ghoul, a local Hamas commander.

The blast took place at a house in the southern town of Rafah, on the Egyptian border.

Witnesses had previously described most of the injured, including two seriously hurt, as "activists" - a term often used by Palestinian Arab sources to describe members of terrorist groups operating in the Islamist-controlled territory.

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