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British aid worker 'killed in Gaza blast'

By Cahal Milmo

The Foreign Office was last night investigating reports that a British aid worker has been killed in Gaza while delivering medical supplies.

The man, named on social media as Kadir Islam, was said to have died in a weekend air strike on the town of Rafah after arriving with convoys of medical aid.

The Foreign Office said it was "urgently" trying to establish the accuracy of the reports, which could not be independently verified last night.

Friends said on Twitter that Mr Islam originated from London but had recently been based in the Great Manchester area as a student. He was said to have died in a convoy as it drove to a hospital or UN facility in Rafah.

An Israeli missile strike close to the entrance of a United Nations school in Rafah on Sunday, in which 10 people were killed, was condemned as a "criminal act" by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Israel said it had been targeting three militants from Islamic Jihad riding a motorbike.

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