Oct 18 (Reuters) - Gold rose more than 1% on Wednesday after a deadly blast in Gaza raised fears of an escalation in the Middle East conflict and pushed investors towards safe-haven assets.

Spot gold rose 1.1% to $1,944.90 per ounce by 1131 GMT, its highest since Sept. 20. U.S. gold futures jumped 1.2% to $1,958.90...[LINK]