OPT: Factbox - Security developments in Gaza, 12 June 2007

June 12 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in and around the Gaza Strip as of 0930 GMT on Tuesday:

GAZA - Palestinian gunmen fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at the house of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, causing damage but no casualties.

Militants fired mortar bombs at the compound of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah. No one was hurt.

Gunmen abducted and killed a member of Hamas's armed wing. Hamas blamed Fatah for the shooting.

Hamas and Fatah gunmen exchanged fire near a Fatah security post, wounding at least 10 people.

CENTRAL GAZA STRIP - Hamas's armed wing declared the central Gaza Strip a "closed military zone". Hamas gunmen intercepted three vehicles loaded with Fatah security men, and Hamas fighters seized a governate office.

BEIT HANOUN, GAZA STRIP - Israeli air craft attacked a rocket launching site in northern Gaza after rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. No one was injured in the air strike.

SDEROT, Israel - A rocket fired from Gaza landed in the Israeli border town, slightly wounding three people. The Islamic Jihad militant group claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.


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