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Huge Explosion Rocks Gaza City

October 12, 2004

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) _ A huge explosion rocked Gaza city after nightfall Tuesday, and witnesses said the blast went off near Palestinian security headquarters as security chief Moussa Arafat’s convoy was leaving.

There was no immediate word on whether Arafat was injured.

Arafat, is a relative of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. His appointment as overall commander of Gaza security several weeks ago was torpedoed by riots and demonstrations in Gaza, as residents complained that Moussa Arafat was involved in corruption and was known for his cruelty.

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