Fishing boat with explosives blows up off Gaza coast

Israel Materials 13 April 2009 11:29 (UTC +04:00)

A fishing boat loaded with explosives blew up off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Monday morning in what may have been an attempted attack on an Israeli patrol boat, the Israeli military said.

A military spokeswoman said the explosion occurred when an Israeli patrol boat approached the vessel and that there were no injuries. It was believed that the explosion was set off by remote control, dpa reported.

Further details were not immediately disclosed.