Gaza Blast Kills at Least 5, Including AP Journo

Palestinian translator, Gaza police also killed during bomb disarming
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2014 7:24 AM CDT
Gaza Blast Kills at Least 5, Including AP Journo
This Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, photo shows Associated Press video journalist Simone Camilli in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip. Camilli, 35, was killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip on Aug. 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

At least five people are dead after Gaza police tried to disarm a leftover bomb in Beit Lahiya this morning, reports the AP. Among the mortally wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health via the the New York Times: a Palestinian translator, three Gaza police officers, and 35-year-old AP videojournalist Simone Camilli, who is the first foreign journalist killed in the conflict. Four others were said to be injured, including AP photographer Hatem Moussa; he and Camilli, an Italian national, were on assignment. The bomb reportedly went off at 10:45am local time—just hours before a three-day Egypt-proposed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is set to expire, notes the Times. (More Gaza explosion stories.)

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