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Palestinian Militant Shot to Death in West Bank

Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian militant in the West Bank.

Israeli army officials say soldiers killed Mahmoud Hammad, a member of the militant group Islamic Jihad, as he tried to escape from a house in the village of Raba, close to the West Bank town of Jenin.

They say the militant was carrying a weapon when he was shot.

Israeli troops have carried out frequent raids in West Bank cities and towns targeting militants spearheading a four-year-old Palestinian uprising.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.