Israeli troops killed three Palestinian gunmen in West Bank, fourth gunman was detained after surrendering
The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the deaths near the city of Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank, in areas seeking statehood that have seen an increase in violence in recent months.
Israeli troops on Sunday killed three Palestinian gunmen who attacked their checkpoint in the West Bank city of Nablus. A fourth gunman was taken into custody after surrendering. The police informed about this.
The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the deaths near the city of Nablus in the northern part of the West Bank, an area seeking statehood that has seen increased violence in recent months.
The Lions Den, a militant group based in the old city of Nablus, issued a statement claiming the three to be members of their gang.
When and how did the encounter happen?
The Israeli army said a group of armed gunmen opened fire on a military post near the Huwara-Zit junction, in Nablus, an area that has seen repeated violence between Palestinians and Israeli forces and armed settlers.
The troops retaliated, killing three of the gunmen and forcing the fourth to surrender and seize arms and ammunition, the IDF said in a statement.
The incident was the latest in a series of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Ves. Let us tell you that a similar incident had come to light in August last year, in which one person was killed and at least 40 people were injured during the firing.