Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in West Bank

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Israeli troops killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank in what witnesses described as a running skirmish, touched off by an army raid near a flashpoint town.

Witnesses said Israeli troops clashed with gunmen before dawn, wounding one. Two other gunmen drove away with him, and after unloading him with local residents, continued in the car, pursued by the troops until they were shot, said the witnesses.

An army spokesperson said troops opened fire on the car after being shot at, and that there were no Israeli casualties. INP