( dpa )- Three Palestinian militants were killed Sunday night in an Israeli airstrike on the car they were driving near the beach refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, paramedics and witnesses said.
Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion and saw flames coming out of the targeted car before ambulances and firefighters arrived at the scene.
An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv confirmed the airstrike , saying it targeted two militants. One was involved in rocket fire into Israel and was from the al- Aqsa Brigades, loosely affiliated with the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , while the second was active in the Popular Resistance Committees.
Palestinian witnesses in Gaza said the three killed were militants with the Islamic Jihad.