GAZA, March 20 (Reuters) - Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire on Saturday near Gaza
's border with Israel
, medical officials said on Sunday after their bodies were recovered.
The Israeli army said on Saturday that two militants were targeted after approaching a frontier area that Israel has put off-limits to Palestinians, citing attacks against border patrols.
The incident followed a barrage of mortar bombs fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, territory controlled by Hamas Islamists.
(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Jeffrey Heller in Jerusalem; Editing by Matthew Jones)