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Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank gun battle


JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say members of its counter-terrorism unit have killed three Palestinian militants in a firefight in the occupied West Bank. Israeli media said four members of the unit were wounded, one of them seriously. The troops came under fire as they attempted to arrest suspected militants in the northern West Bank. The shootout raises fears of further escalation of violence during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan which starts Saturday in much of the Middle East. Tensions have soared in recent days after Palestinian assailants killed 11 Israelis in separate attacks across the countryI

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