GAZA, (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike killed at least four Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, witnesses and military spokesmen said.
They said the attack targeted a car carrying members of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), a coalition of Palestinian militants,near the Karni Crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
Witnesses and medics said at least three of the dead were from the PRC. They said the fourth may have been from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas” Fatah faction.
A fifth occupant of the car, and two bystanders, were hurt.
An Israeli military spokesman said the militants were en route to carry out an attack against Israel.
Wednesday”s incident was the latest in a series of deadly air strikes against militants who Israel has accused of involvement in cross-border rocket strikes and other attacks.
Israel renewed targeted strikes after a Palestinian suicide bombing killed five Israelis on Dec. 5.