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Hamas commander dead after bomb accidentally explodes in his hand

By Mason White 6:51 PM March 9, 2014
Ibrahim Nagib al-Ghoul with his children 

By: Anika Rao
A Hamas military commander is dead after a bomb accidentally exploded in his hand, a Gaza Strip government spokesperson said in a statement.

The military wing of Hamas, said that the field commander was killed in the Hashashin neighborhood in Rafah.

Nine people were also injured as a result of the explosion.
The commander was identified as 30-year-old Ibrahim Nagib al-Ghoul.

A spokesperson for the Gaza Strip Ministry of Health said that most of the nine people injured in the blast suffered serious injuries. Five victims were taken to Abu Yousef al-Najjar hospital, while the other four were transferred to the European Gaza Hospital.