Israeli troops kill two Palestinian militants

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JENIN, West Bank, Oct 23 (Reuters) Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin today, the army and Palestinian officials said.

The two were identified as members of the Islamic Jihad militant group, a Palestinian security official said.

An army spokesman said the militants were armed with rifles and were killed in an exchange of fire. One Israeli soldier was wounded.

The spokesman said the operation was carried out by a special Israeli unit, which also arrested six wanted militants.

Palestinian officials said the operation was continuing.

REUTERS ARB DS1137

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