One Hamas fighter was killed and three others wounded near Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip during what the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, described as a training mission.Medical sources at the European Hospital in Khan Younis stated that the body of 24 year old Ahmad Abu Warda was severely mutilated by an explosion and that three others were hospitalised.

The Al-Qassam Brigades stated that their fighters will always remain alert and will defend their country.

Several fighters have been killed and wounded before in similar training accidents in the Gaza Strip.