The IDF confirmed it carried out the attack.
Meanwhile, an IDF soldier was moderately wounded when he was shot by a Palestinian sniper during ongoing counter-terror operations near Khan Yunis.
The soldier was evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.
Earlier Tuesday, Givati Brigade and Armored Corps troops operating in the Kissufim area fired at a Kassam launching cell, identifying a hit, the IDF said. The soldiers came under heavy mortar and anti-tank fire. No troops were wounded.
The army said that IDF soldiers shot several other armed Palestinians in the battle.
In addition, an Israeli home was hit as Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, near the Gaza border, came under heavy mortar fire. No one was wounded, but the roof sustained mild damage.
On Tuesday night, a Kassam rocket fired from Gaza landed in a western Negev neighborhood. No one was wounded and no damage was reported.