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2 Hamas militants dead as Israel returns fire from Gaza

AP  |  Jerusalem 

The says it has targeted a military post in northern after militants opened fire, and says two of its fighters were killed.

The clash took place just before midday today amid Egyptian efforts to a cease-fire between and the Palestinian militant group, which controls the coastal strip.

The military said an Israeli tank shelled after troops came under fire.

It released a video appearing to show militants shooting from a watchtower, then a tank shell hitting the position.

Tensions have soared since Hamas launched mass protests along the border in March.

At least 160 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including at least 120 in protests near the border fence.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 15:25 IST