3 Palestinians killed in blast in Gaza
Smoke rises from buildings in Gaza City following Israeli airstrikes - AP

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Three Palestinians were killed and seven others, including two children, were injured in an explosion that hit a house in the city of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra said one of the injured seven, a woman, is in critical condition.

The explosion also caused damage to a number of nearby buildings, Qudra said, failing to determine a reason for the blast.

Earlier, a mass funeral was held for three Palestinians from the Islamic Jihad group who had been killed in an Israeli air strike.

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