IDF says Hamas gunmen opened fire on troops from Gaza school

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

The IDF releases footage showing airstrikes by attack helicopters and fighter jets amid clashes between the 5th Brigade’s 8111th Battalion and Hamas operatives in the Khan Younis area.

The Hamas gunmen had opened fire on the troops from a school.

Five soldiers of the 8111th Battalion were killed and another four were wounded after an explosive device was detonated near them amid the fighting.

The Hamas operatives were killed, and infrastructure in the area was destroyed, according to the IDF.

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