Palestinian terrorists killed two Israeli civilians working at a fuel depot on the Gaza Strip border.
Gunmen struck the Nahal Oz border terminal Wednesday shortly after a shipment of European Union-funded fuel arrived to be pumped in to Gaza.
Along with the two Israelis killed, two others were wounded, officials said.
Israeli forces gave chase as the assailants tried to retreat. At least three terrorists were reported killed.
The attack was claimed jointly by Islamic Jihad, the Popular Resistance Committees and Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade. They said their aim had been to abduct an Israeli soldier.
No one was abducted, Israeli officials said.