Five Palestinians killed in Israeli operation to blow up Gaza tunnel

Israeli soldier walks near the border line between Israel and the Gaza Strip, in Israel. (Reuters)

Five Palestinians were killed and several others injured Monday when Israel blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Ahmed Abu Armanah, Omar al-Faleet and Misbah Shubir were killed in the explosion, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a statement.

Shubir was from Hamas’s armed wing, the group said, while the other two were believed to be from an allied militant group.

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