Israeli airstrike on Gaza kills 1 militant

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli army says it has carried out an airstrike against a group of Palestinian militants preparing to launch rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip.

The territory's Health Ministry says one man was killed and one wounded in the strike early on Friday.

The army says the airstrike thwarted an attempt by a group that had recently fired rockets at Israel.

Earlier this week, Israel carried out airstrikes in Gaza, targeting militants it says were about to launch an attack on the Israel-Egypt border.

Such Israeli air attacks have been relatively rare since the end of a three-week Israeli war against Gaza militants three years ago.

No Palestinian militant group has said it was behind the latest rocket launching attempt.