A Palestinian fighter was killed and four others were injured Tuesday morning in an explosion in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City.
Gaza medical sources confirmed to Ma’an that Muhammad al-Bahloul died shortly after he was evacuated to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.
Medics added that four other fighters sustained minor to moderate wound.
Security sources in Gaza confirmed that the explosion was accidental and not an Israeli strike.
Some reports said Bahloul was a bodyguard for top Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar.
The Al Qassam website says that al-Bahloul, 35, was killed “during a jihad mission.” The Hamas terror movement beseeched Allah to allow him to be considered a martyr so he can reap his heavenly rewards.
Allah had no comment.