Josef Federman
The Statesman
October 9, 2011 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM — Palestinian officials in the Gaza Strip say at least one person has been killed in an explosion along the northern border with Israel.

The cause of the blast is unclear, and medical teams are removing the remains of the dead.

The Israeli army says it was not involved in Monday's incident. Army officials say they believe the blast was set off by two militants who were trying to plant a bomb.

Israeli troops frequently clash with Palestinian militants in the border area.


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