Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza border, the territory's Hamas-run health ministry said early Tuesday.
Israel claimed the two had planted a suspicious object next to the border fence of the Israeli-besieged strip.
A ministry spokesman said the bodies of two men had been taken to a hospital in southern Gaza after the 11 pm (2000 GMT) Monday strike.
He did not identify them.
*This story was edited by Ahram Online