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.”
الشاب مازن محمد لولو (30عاماً) من سرايا القدس والذي استشهد جراء انفجار عرضي قرب الإدارة المدنية شمال قطاع غزة pic.twitter.com/MgvVsuDeuQ
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The Iran-backed Islamic Jihad is the second-strongest armed movement in the Gaza Strip, after Hamas.