Israel aircraft strike Gaza building, no casualties

Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at a building near the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis targeting suspected militants, the military said.

Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 19:37 PM IST

Gaza City: Israeli helicopter gunships fired
missiles at a building near the southern Gaza Strip city of
Khan Yunis on Thursday, targeting suspected militants, the military
said.

Witnesses said the strikes hit a multi-storey building
and that tanks also opened fire shortly afterwards.
Palestinian medical sources said there were no casualties and
that a group of people inside the building were able to
escape.

Israeli helicopters "struck a building in the central
Gaza Strip where suspected militants were hiding," a military
spokesman told a news agency.

"It was a building housing armed militants who were
suspected of targeting forces and planting an explosive
device," the spokesman said, without providing additional
details.

On November 3, Israel said it was responsible for an
explosion that killed a senior Islamist militant as he drove
through Gaza City.

Mohammed Jamil al-Nemnem, a top commander of the Army of
Islam, a group that espouses an al Qaeda-like ideology, was
killed when his car exploded outside the Hamas police
headquarters in Gaza City.

PTI