NABLUS, West Bank, Oct 16 (Reuters) Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank today, medical workers and security sources said.
Witnesses said Israeli soldiers entered the West Bank city of Nablus early today and surrounded a residential building where Palestinian militants were holed up.
Hospital officials said a militant leader from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, an armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, was killed and two other militants were wounded in clashes with the soldiers.
A 70-year-old Palestinian civilian was shot and killed during the raid, medics said.
The Israeli army was looking into the report.
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