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An Israeli soldier and a Palestinian gunman died in a West Bank clash.

Israeli troops raided Nablus early Tuesday in search of terrorists and weapons. A soldier suffered fatal wounds when his patrol came under fire from local gunmen.

The troops shot back, killing one assailant and wounding another. The dead gunman was identified as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist group.

Two other Palestinians were arrested.

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