Israeli airstrike kill 5 Gaza militants

Israeli aircraft killed 5 Palestinian militants from the Islamic Jihad group whom it says were responsible for recent rocket attacks on Israel, the military said Saturday. The military said it targeted the same group of militants that fired rockets that exploded near the Israeli city of Ashdod Wednesday night. No Israelis were injured in that attack. A military spokesman said the militants were hit as they were preparing to launch more rockets at Israel. The military "will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians," he said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in accordance with military protocols. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia said 5 men were killed and another 11 injured in an explosion inside a militant training site in southern Gaza.

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