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Three Hamas men killed in Israeli airstrike

Israeli air forces attacked a Hamas police post in the central Gaza Strip. Three Hamas men were killed, and one injured.

The army confirmed it carried out the attack against the Hamas position in the coastal town of Deir el-Balah.

One person was killed immediately and two later died of their wounds, said Moaiya Hassanain of Gaza's Health Ministry. Hamas claimed to fire back at the Israeli warplanes with heavy machine guns.

Israel carries out regular military operations in Gaza , targeting militants launching near-daily rocket barrages into Israel .