Gaza blast kills 3 Palestinians, wounds 5: medics

GAZA CITY: An explosion in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinians and wounded five on Wednesday, a medical official said, but the reason for the blast was unclear.

The three killed were already dead on their arrival at hospital, and all were in their 20s, Hamas´s health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.

The other five were in serious condition, he said.

Witnesses said the blast took place at a training camp belonging to Hamas´s armed wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades east of the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, but it was unclear what caused the explosion.

A blast during a “training session in bomb-making” killed a Qassam Brigades member and injured six others last month in the southern town of Rafah, on the Egyptian border, the group said.