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Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank, Gaza

Israeli troops have killed three Palestinian militants in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Israel's military says troops entered the West Bank city of Tulkarm Sunday in search of two wanted militants. It says soldiers opened fire at the men as they tried to flee, killing one and wounding the other.

Palestinian officials say the dead militant was loyal to the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The wounded man was taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

Earlier in the day, Palestinian medics said Israeli troops operating in central Gaza killed two Palestinian militants during an exchange of fire.

Palestinian officials identified one of the militants as an Islamic Jihad member, and the other as a member of the Popular Resistance Committees.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.