The IDF spokesperson's office announced Monday that an explosive device detonated in northern Gaza, killing a terrorist who was trying to plant a bomb near the security fence separating Israel's southern communities from Hamas-ruled Gaza.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine's military wing claimed the man killed was one of two members of their group dispatched on the "jihad mission," the Palestinian Authority's semi-official Maan news agency reported.
The terror group claimed the dead man, 22-year old Ahmad al-Azameh, was killed by IDF fire.
But the IDF denied the claim saying al-Azameh's death was the result of a "working accident" - IDF parlance for an explosives malfunction - that occurred while planting the bomb.
The IDF reported the other terrorist was believed to be unharmed with his whereabouts unknown.