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Gaza death toll mounts as Israeli troops are ambushed

Palestinian fighters killed five Israeli soldiers yesterday by blowing up an armoured vehicle in a Gaza refugee camp as troops fought house-to-house in a Gaza City neighbourhood to search for the body parts of six soldiers killed in a similar attack on Tuesday. The army confirmed last night that four soldiers and an officer had died in the attack next to the Rafah refugee camp. Early this morning, an Israeli helicopter attacked the camp, killing at least seven people. Palestinian officials said all casualties were civilians. Earlier, Israeli helicopters had been swiftly dispatched to try to prevent the remnants of the dead soldiers being removed, but an Islamic Jihad spokesman had telephoned a Gaza radio station to say the organisation was in possession of some human remains. Israeli tanks and armoured vehicles also raided the camp. Full Story

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