Israeli Soldier Killed in Gaza Border Attack

Militants breaching ceasefire believed to have set blast
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2009 3:51 AM CST
Palestinian houses lie in rubble after the recent Israeli military offensive in east Jebaliya.   (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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(Newser) – An Israeli soldier has been killed and three wounded by an explosion along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, reports the BBC. The attack appeared to have been carried out by militants in a breach of last week's ceasefire declaration, although no group has claimed responsibility, according to Palestinian authorities. A Palestinian was later killed by Israeli fire in the same area.