Factbox - Security developments in Gaza, 13 June 2007

June 13 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in and around the Gaza Strip as of 0900 GMT on Wednesday:

GAZA CITY - Hamas and Fatah militants battled for several hours near the house of a Fatah spokesman. Six Fatah members were killed in the fighting, hospital and Fatah officials said.

One member of a Fatah clan was killed during a clash with Hamas militants. Another, unidentified, Palestinian was killed in separate violence, hospital officials said.

CENTRAL GAZA STRIP - Hamas said it took control of two Fatah positions near the border with Israel after brief battles with members of Palestinian PresidentMahmoud Abbas's National Security Forces.

One Fatah fighter was killed and 10 other people were wounded in the fighting, hospital officials and residents said.

Fatah militants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the home of the Hamas deputy minister of information, causing no injuries but setting the house ablaze.

NABLUS, West Bank - Masked gunmen shot and wounded three Hamas members who were leaving a mosque in the volatile West Bank town, Hamas officials said. A Hamas Web site blamed Fatah for the attack.


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