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Toddler’s body snatched by alligator found in Orlando Disney resort

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ORLANDO — Local police sheriff on Wednesday said that searchers had found the body of a 2-year-old kid who was snatched underwater by an alligator near a Disney World resort in the US city of Orlando.

According to the sheriff, the remains of Lane Graves from Nebraska was located at 1:45 p.m. and recovered around 3:30 p.m., more than 16 hours after the boy was pulled away when he was wading water at an artificial lake beach near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Xinhua news agency reported.

The sheriff said the boy’s body was “completely intact”, and had been turned to the county’s medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Search for the boy had begun shortly after 9 p.m. on Tuesday after reports that the boy was attacked. The boy’s father tried to fight to get his son back but failed.

The family of four was on vacation at Disney World, one of the world’s most popular theme parks.

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Israeli fighter jets strike Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers

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GAZA CITY — Israeli fighter jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave.

The explosion earlier Saturday, which left two of the Israeli soldiers severely injured, was one of the most serious incidents on the border of the Hamas-ruled enclave since the Islamist movement and Israel fought a war in 2014.

In response Israel’s army said “fighter jets targeted six military targets in Gaza belonging to Hamas, including: a terror tunnel in the Zaytun area and military compounds near Deir el-Balah and Khan Yunis”.

The army then reported a “launch was identified from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory”.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a security conference in Munich called the Gaza border incident “very serious” and pledged to ‘respond appropriately’.

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A Palestinian security source said the Israeli air strikes hit three bases belonging to Hamas in the east of the blockaded Gaza enclave.

Two Palestinians were injured in the raids, Palestinian medical sources said.

Earlier in the day the army said “two soldiers were severely wounded, one moderately and one slightly” when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border fence with Gaza.

None of the soldiers’ lives were in danger, a spokesman clarified.

In response Israeli forces said a tank quickly opened fire at an “observation post” in southern Gaza, causing no injuries on the Palestinian side.

Palestinian security sources said the explosion took place east of the city of Khan Yunis.

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