Israeli forces on Wednesday struck targets in the Gaza Strip, killing a Hamas militant, after its troops came under attack by Palestinian snipers while patrolling the Israeli side of the border, the military said.

It was the first deadly clash between the sides since a 50-day war over the summer, and came days after Israel carried out its first postwar airstrike in Gaza in response to renewed rocket fire.

The Israeli military said air and tank units attacked targets on Wednesday following the sniper attack. It said one soldier, a member of a Bedouin Arab unit, had been seriously injured. […]