19 Aug '11, 2pm

Gaza group denies deadly shooting attacks

Gaza group denies deadly shooting attacks

RAFAH, Palestinian Territories: Gaza militants blamed for shooting attacks near the Egyptian border that killed eight Israelis, denied Friday that they were involved, as the hunt for the killers moved to Egypt. "We salute (the operation) and we are proud of it, but we do not claim it," Popular Resistance Committees Abu Mujahid spokesman told AFP in the Gaza city of Rafah as the faction buried five members killed in a retaliatory Israeli air strike a day earlier. "The occupation wants to pin this operation on us in order to escape its own internal problems," he said. Thursday's attack saw at least seven gunmen armed with explosives, grenades and other weaponry, sneak into southern Israel and open fire indiscriminately on cars and buses, killing six Israeli civilians, a soldier and a policeman. Several hours later, the air force bombed targets in Rafah, killing the PRC leade...

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