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Israel says troops kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday that troops killed a Palestinian man who had shot at soldiers near an army checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.

The military said in a statement that the Palestinian gunman opened fire at a military post south of the city of Nablus, and troops returned fire. The military said the gunman was killed.

The army said no troops were wounded.

Israel has seen a series of shootings, stabbings and car-ramming attacks in recent years, mostly carried out by lone attackers with no apparent links to armed groups. Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups have praised the attacks but have not claimed them.

Palestinian and Israeli rights groups have accused Israel of using excessive force in some instances, and of killing some suspected attackers who could have been apprehended.


PHOTO: Israeli soldiers secure the area after a Palestinian gunman opened fire at a military post and troops returned fire, at the Huwara checkpoint south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Wednesday, November 4, 2020. The military said the gunman was killed and no troops were wounded. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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