Islamic Jihad activist killed in Gaza explosion

Islamic Jihad activist killed in Gaza explosion

Two other members of the terror group wounded in mysterious blast

Illustrative image of an explosion in the Gaza Strip on August 6, 2015 (screen capture: Ebrahim Jihad Yousif/Facebook)

A Palestinian activist in the Islamic Jihad terror group was killed Monday, and two others were injured, when a bomb exploded east of the Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.


The Palestinian Health Ministry named the man as 30-year-old Mazen Muhammed Lulu, from the Shejaiya district in the eastern Strip.


The circumstances surrounding the blast were not immediately clear.


According to Palestinian reports, Lulu was a fighter in the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad.


A statement released by the group mourned the death of Lulu, saying he was killed “as he carried out his duty of jihad.”


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