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Israeli militants kill two Hamas fighters in Gaza

Israeli troops killed two Hamas militants on Monday in a nighttime gunbattle in the Gaza Strip, a Hamas official said.

The fighters were killed in a clash with an Israeli force overnight, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Hamas had not yet officially announced the men's death.

The Israeli military said troops shot two armed Palestinian militants who attacked troops inside Gaza not far from the border fence. One soldier was lightly wounded by gunfire, the military said.