Israel kills 2 Jihad militants in Gaza air strike

  • World
  • Friday, 28 Oct 2005

JABALYA, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israel killed Islamic Jihad's top commander in the northern Gaza Strip and another militant in an airstrike on Thursday, Palestinian witnesses said. 

The missile struck Shahdi Mhanna's car in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp, a militant bastion. Four wounded were in critical condition, medics said. The army confirmed that the attack had targeted an Islamic Jihad militant. 

Israeli Prime Minister earlier vowed a wide-ranging offensive against Islamic Jihad after the group killed five Israelis in a suicide bombing on Wednesday to avenge the killing of one of its West Bank commanders.