World Bulletin / News Desk
Gunfire from Israeli forces killed a Palestinian boy in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, local medics said, during a border attack.
The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), said its fighters had engaged in a gun battle with an Israeli force of four tanks and a bulldozer which had raided into the besieged Gaza Strip.
Palestinian medics said the boy, aged 12, was hit by machinegun fire, either from Israeli helicopters or tanks.
The Israeli military said its forces, which had raided some 100 to 200 metres (yards) inside Gaza, came under fire and responded by firing at "suspicious locations".
"Terrorists opened fire at IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) soldiers while they were performing routine activity adjacent to the security fence," military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said.
An Israeli soldier was then lightly wounded when a tunnel containing a large amount of explosives detonated near the border fence, Leibovich said.
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