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Hamas claims attack in Gaza

July 20, 2004 at 8:20 AM   |   Comments

GAZA, July 20 (UPI) -- Hamas said Tuesday it detonated an explosive charge under an Israeli armored personnel carrier in Gaza as Qassam rockets were fired at Israel.

The Palestinian militant group's military wing, al-Qassam Brigades, said in a statement the APC burst into flames when the explosive charge was detonated in Beit Yahoun north of Gaza.

There was no comment from the Israeli side on the reported incident.

Israeli military sources said al-Qassam rockets were fired at positions in the Negev desert but caused no casualties.

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