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Palestinian toddler, mother killed in Israeli strikes in Gaza: ministry

AFP  |  Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) 

A Palestinian toddler and her mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike in early today, officials in the strip said, as hit a series of sites in retaliation for dozens of rockets.

Enas Khammash, 23, and her 18-month daughter were killed in an airstrike in Jafarawi in central Gaza, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled strip said, while her husband was injured. The ministry said Enas was also pregnant. There was no immediate comment from

The deaths brought the number of Palestinians killed in a night of violence to three, again raising fears of a new war between the foes.

At least one Israeli was injured as and other groups fired dozens of rockets at the Jewish state late yesterday.

Israeli strikes subsequently hit a series of targets, including killing a militant.

The late yesterday called on the sides to step "back from the brink".

and have fought three wars since 2008.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 07:55 IST