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September 6, 2018 11:35 am

Hamas Security Forces Commander in Gaza Dies in Accidental Explosion

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A Hamas military drill in the Gaza Strip in March 2018. Photo: Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa. – A commander of the Hamas security forces was killed on Wednesday during an accidental explosion, according to the terror group.

Abdel Rahim Abbas, 42, was reportedly killed at the administrative headquarters of the police bomb-disposal unit in Gaza when explosive material caught on fire during an inspection.

Hamas said Abbas was attempting to neutralize an Israeli munition when it detonated.

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