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1Subject: did you notice ? 2never agaln 3minnesota , which can clinch a wild - card 4playoff spot with a loss by either carolina or st . louis this weekend , appeared on 5its way to retaking the lead . but a holding penalty on birk - - the vikings were 6flagged nine times for 78 yards - - wiped out a 16 - yard run by michael bennett that 7would have given them the ball at the green bay 40 just before the 2 - minute warning . 8the vikings ( 8 - 7 ) , though , couldn ' t 9get what they needed from a pass defense that has struggled all season . 10government spokesman raanan gissin 11said four soldiers were killed . 12six people were taken to hospital - - 13four badly hurt , one with moderate injuries and one lightly injured , military 14sources said . 15the sources said another soldier 16remained beneath the rubble . 17gissin said rescue operations were 18continuing sunday night . 19the attack " indicates that unless 20there is decisive and sustained effort taken to dismantle the terrorist 21organization , it will be impossible to move towards normalizations and towards 22political negotiations , " gissin told a news crew . " and i think the 23responsibility on that lies with the palestinian authority . " 24shortly after the first blast , a 25second explosion was heard in southern gaza , but its precise location was not 26immediately known . 27hamas , in a phone call to cnn , said 28it had set off the first explosion near rafah in cooperation with a group called 29the fatah hawks . 30there was no immediate information 31available on that group , although it was believed to be linked to the fatah 32movement formerly led by the late palestinian leader yasser arafat . 33israeli military sources said it was 34a coordinated attack , with palestinians firing mortar shells and guns at the 35post when the explosives were detonated . 36it was not clear whether there were 37palestinian casualties . 38news video of the aftermath showed 39soldiers using stretchers to transport troops who appeared to be severely 40wounded . 41in a pamphlet distributed after the 42attack , hamas said it had used 1 . 5 tons of explosives and had recorded video of 43the incident . 44palestinians have used tunnels in the 45area to smuggle weapons from egypt . israel has carried out operations to crack 46down on the smuggling . shell explosion in schoolyard 47an israeli tank shell exploded in a 48gaza schoolyard sunday morning , wounding eight palestinian schoolchildren , 49palestinian medical and security sources said . 50the children between the ages of 6 51and 12 - - sustained moderate to light injuries , the sources said . 52the violence happened in khan yunis 53in central gaza 54israeli military sources said that 55forces in the area identified what they thought was a number of mortar shells 56being fired towards israeli settlements nearby . 57in response , the forces fired towards 58the positions with light weapons , but did not fire a tank shell , the military 59sources said .