Members of Hamas police inspect a car bombed by Isreali missiles in the Beach refugee camp in the west of Gaza city, Jan. 13, 2007. The airstrike killed three militants. (Xinhua Photo)
GAZA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Three Palestinian militants were killed in an Israeli airstrike that struck their car in western Gaza City on Sunday night, paramedics and witnesses said.
The witnesses said they heard a huge explosion as an Israeli aircraft hovered over the city, adding that an air-to-ground missile struck a car driving near the Beach refugee camp in western Gaza City.
They added that all the three in the car have been killed as they saw flames of fire coming out from the targeted car before ambulances and firefighters arrived at the scene.
Paramedics said the bodies of the three militants were taken to Shifa Hospital in the city.
Meanwhile, an Israeli army spokesman confirmed the aerial attack, saying that the Israeli army targeted a group of militants responsible for firing homemade rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel.