Three Palestinians Killed at Sea

Israeli naval forces killed three armed Palestinians and wounded a fourth Thursday night in a clash off the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre.

A military spokesman said a Dabour-class gunboat on routine patrol intercepted a dinghy, which failed to respond to warning shots and orders to stop.

The dinghy, which appeared to be ferrying terrorist infiltrators to Israel, was fired on.

The Israeli gunboat came under fire from the Lebanese beach for about three hours while searching for survivors and wreckage. There were no Israeli casualties.

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