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Israeli airstrike hits Palestinians

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza, June 14 (UPI) -- A group of Palestinian gunmen allegedly advancing on the Israeli border were hit by an Israeli airstrike Saturday morning, military officials say.

While Israeli Air Force officials confirmed the airstrike in the Gaza Strip hit the suspected Palestinian gunmen, the number of casualties was not yet known, Ynetnews reported.

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Saturday's attack came just days after 14 Palestinians were killed in several clashes in the region. Thursday's conflicts occurred in conjunction with rocket attacks on southern Israel, which resulted in one Israeli woman being injured.

Three suspected Hamas operatives were among the Palestinians killed Thursday as Israeli troops targeted them for allegedly preparing for a rocket attack on Israeli territory.

Meanwhile, an explosion took place in the town of Beit Lahiya. Ynetnews said a building in the Gaza Strip town was destroyed by the blast, which killed an infant girl and a young boy.

The news group said Palestinians immediately accused Israel of hitting the building with an airstrike, an accusation the Israeli military has denied.

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