Hamas: Commander killed in accidental Gaza explosion
Published Saturday 08/03/2014 (updated) 11/03/2014 15:23
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The military wing of Hamas said on Saturday evening that a field commander was killed in an accidental "internal explosion" in the Hashashin neighborhood of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, while medical sources said that nine others were wounded.
The Qassam Brigades said that Ibrahim Nagib al-Ghoul, 30, was killed in the explosion.
A spokesman for the Gaza Strip Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra said that the majority of the nine individuals wounded in the explosion were suffering from serious injuries.
Al-Qidra said that five of the wounded were taken to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, while the four others were transferred to the European Gaza Hospital.
No details of the cause of the explosion were released.