Bomb detonated near UNSCO in Gaza
Local Palestinian sources said Saturday night that a bomb was detonated behind the United Nations Special Convoy Office (UNSCO) in western Gaza city, wounding one people, Xinhua reported.
The sources told Xinhua that a sudden explosion wrecked the area, where the fence of the UNSCO and a nearby mosque in the neighborhood were damaged. A bystander was lightly injured, according to the sources.
It's the first time that international headquarters are targeted since Hamas movement seized control of the Gaza Strip by force in June 2007. However, it wasn't clear if the bomb was to target the UNSCO or the nearby mosque.
The UNSCO building is closed to the main security compound of the Palestinian security forces, now ruled by the deposed government of the Islamic Hamas movement.
Hamas police forces arrived at the scene and began an investigation. According to the sources, a bomb was planted in the same area three days ago, but the bomb wasn't detonated and was immediately dismantled.