| GEO World|
| Two Palestinians killed in Gaza blast: medics|
| Updated at: 1138 PST, Sunday, April 18, 2010|
GAZA CITY: Two Palestinians have been killed in what appeared to be an accidental explosion in the Gaza Strip near the border with Israel, medics said.
Muawiya Hassanein, the head of Gaza emergency services, said Ayman Abu Khawsa and Naji al-Nabahin, both in their 20s, were killed in the blast late Saturday and that body parts had been brought to a nearby hospital.
The explosion took place in a home in the Bureij refugee camp near the border and witnesses said it appeared to have been caused by homemade explosives.
Accidental explosions are common in Hamas-ruled Gaza, where Palestinian militants assemble makeshift rockets and other weapons in secret locations.
The Israeli military said it was not involved in the incident and had not recently carried out any operations in Gaza.