Israeli troops kill 6 gunmen


Israeli forces killed six Palestinian gunmen in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Israeli troops raided Maghazi village in central Gaza early Sunday, coming under fire from local militiamen. The soldiers shot back, killing two gunmen and wounding three other Palestinians.

The dead men were identified as members of Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees.

Hours later, three armed Palestinians were shot dead while approaching the northern Gaza border fence. Their affiliations were not immediately known.

In the West Bank city of Tulkarm, a Palestinian wanted for terrorist ties was killed by Israeli security forces while resisting arrest. Another Palestinian was taken into custody.

There were no reports of Israeli casualties.

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