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Palestinian trooper kidnapped briefly in Gaza

Gunmen abducted an elite Palestinian military guard in Gaza on Tuesday outside the office of a member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s staff, then freed the trooper a short time later, security sources said.
/ Source: Reuters

Gunmen abducted an elite Palestinian military guard in Gaza on Tuesday outside the office of a member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ staff, then freed the trooper a short time later, security sources said.

The incident had triggered fears that the Abbas staff member had been targeted after the Palestinian leader angered militant groups by condemning a deadly suicide bombing that killed nine in Israel on Monday.