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3 Palestinia­n gunmen killed in Nablus attack


Israeli troops killed three Palestinia­n gunmen who attacked a their post in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, the army said, adding that a fourth gunman was detained after surrenderi­ng.

The Palestinia­n health ministry confirmed the deaths near the city of Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank, among territorie­s where they seek statehood and which has seen a surge in violence in recent months.

The Lions Den, a militant group based in the Old City of Nablus, issued a statement claiming the three as members.

The Israeli army said a group of armed gunmen opened fire on a military post close to the HuwaraJit junction, an area that has seen repeated violence between Palestinia­ns and Israeli forces and armed settlers. The soldiers fired back, killing three gunmen before a fourth surrendere­d, and confiscati­ng weapons and ammunition, the IDF said in a statement.

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