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5 Israeli soldiers killed on Gaza border

2014-08-01 09:59

Jerusalem - Five Israeli soldiers were killed by mortar fire near the Gaza border late on Thursday, the army said in a statement.

The latest deaths, just hours ahead of an agreed ceasefire, put the Israeli military toll at 61 soldiers since the start of the hostilities.

"IDF [Israeli army] confirms that yesterday evening [Thursday] 5 IDF soldiers were killed during operational activity along the border with the Gaza Strip when a mortar was fired at the forces", the army statement said.

AFP
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