Three Palestinian police officers were killed and three others suffered injuries when explosions hit two security checkpoints in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening.
The targeted checkpoints are located at the junctions of al-Dahdouh and al-Zahara, west of Gaza City.
According to the health ministry in Gaza, the slain officers are Wa’el Khalifa, 45, Salama al-Nadeem, 32, and Alaa al-Gharabli, 32.
Consequently, the interior ministry declared a state of emergency throughout Gaza, putting security forces on alert, and launched immediate investigations into the attacks.
For its part, the Israeli occupation army denied their involvement in the back-to-back incidents in Gaza city.