Blast Near Palestinian PM's Convoy In Gaza

An explosion targeted Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy as he arrived in the Gaza strip for a rare visit, lightly wounding seven people.

Officials and witnesses said Hamdallah was not injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after his convoy entered the territory run by Hamas.

Palestinian Intelligence Chief Majid Faraj was part of the convoy but was also unhurt.

According to AFP citing a separate security source in Gaza, the convoy was also fired on by unknown gunmen at the time of the explosion. Hamas security forces then sealed off the area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.